Events and Peregrine Watches

Organised Peregrine watches will usually take place at St George’s in the breeding season, though observers will often be at the church to keep an eye on progress if you do want to pop down to see the birds for yourself.

Please keep checking this page for details of forthcoming events.

Events will also be publicised on the following pages:

Sheffield Peregrines Twitter feed

SBSG Twitter feed

SBSG Facebook Page

SBSG website

 

2020

Due to Covid-19 outbreak there are no planned Peregrine events currently.  This page will be updated when any future events are scheduled.

2019

In 2019, we did not organise a Peregrine Watch. Sadly no chicks fledged, the single chick that hatched died. Two eggs have been laid in 2020 and are being incubated.

 

2018

An evening celebrating Sheffield’s peregrines   – Thursday 14th June 2018

Agenda:

6-7pm Viewing of the adults and fledglings from St George’s Churchyard

7-8.30pm Talks (in St George’s Church Lecture Theatre)

 Speakers:

Prof David Wood (Sheffield Bird Study Group, UoS) – The Sheffield Peregrine Project (2008-2018)

Emma Hughes (Sorby Breck Ringing Group, UoS) – The highs and highs of ringing this year’s chicks

Dr Deborah Dawson (UoS) – DNA studies and conservation

Dr Natalie dos Remedios (UoS) –
1. DNA analyses, including the big reveal – Results of the DNA sexing of this year’s chicks
2. An examination this year’s unhatched egg (egg examined by Dr Nicola Hemmings (UoS))

Tom Grose & Jack Ashton-Booth (RSPB Birdcrime Investigations Team) – Peregrine and Bird of prey persecution

** 254 people registered to attend the 2018 Peregrine Watch on Eventbrite and at least 160 attended the talks. A total of £111.55 was kindly donated during the evening.

2017

On Friday 2nd June 2017 at 7:00 p.m. we will hold a free public talk on the 2017 story of the Peregrines at St George’s.  The talk will last an hour and will take place in the church itself, and will be preceded by a Peregrine watch outside, which will be close to the date that the juvs are expected to take their first flights.  The talk will consist of contributions from Deborah Dawson and Natalie dos Remedios (Dept of Animal and Plant Sciences at the University of Sheffield), Dean Rea (Sorby Breck Ringing Group) and David Wood (Sheffield Bird Study Group) on different aspects of the project.  

For those who want to know more about the Peregrines, and other species in the Sheffield area, the recently published SBSG Breeding Atlas contains details of how Peregrines have fared as a breeding species across our area in recent decades, and the 2012 SBSG annual report has an account of the first breeding success.  Both can be purchased via the SBSG website.

** During the 2017 peregrine watch, a total of £184.33 was kindly donated.

2016

September 2016
Festival of the Mind, University of Sheffield

2014

There was a Peregrines Public Meeting held.  Click on the podcast link below to see the first part of this meeting, some interesting info about building the nestbox and camera set up.
Peregrine Public Meeting – 5th June 2014
Speakers: David Wood, Jim Lonsdale, Phil Riley.
Jim Lonsdale, of The University of Sheffield’s Estates Department, gives an insight into his work creating the nest box that led to the University’s successful breeding Peregrines.

Organised Peregrine watches will usually take place at St George’s in the breeding season, though observers will often be at the church to keep an eye on progress if you do want to pop down to see the birds for yourself.

Please keep checking this page for details of forthcoming events.

Events will also be publicised on the following pages:

Sheffield Peregrines Twitter feed

SBSG Twitter feed

SBSG Facebook Page

Watch this space, or the SBSG website, for more announcements.

 

3 comments

  1. Hi,
    Any chance that to have a recording of this talk afterwards? My parents are totally hooked to the webcam but live 1400 km too far away to attend.
    Cheers!

      1. I only live in Totley but am really annoyed to have to miss the meeting due to a prior engagement. I’d love to be able to get a recording too, I presume you’ll tell us how in due course.
        Thanks again to all concerned for bringing such good quality pictures and interesting info. over the last 10 weeks. I shall really miss them when they finally go.

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