American vagrant at Pugneys: Pectoral Sandpiper

Birders were flocking to Pugneys CP today to have a look at the recently discovered Pectoral Sandpiper that has be blown into the district on the tail-end of the hurricane that has just battered the coast of America. The juvenile … Continue reading

The Peregrine Year

The following calendar is based on observations of the Wakefield peregrines. Whilst some elements might be specific to the two birds currently resident on Wakefield Cathedral, many of the behaviours would apply to peregrines elsewhere in lowland England. January: The … Continue reading


Why are peregrines here, in the centre of a city? Peregrines like to nest on the ledges of steep cliffs, by the sea or in the hills. Their natural food is the rock dove, from which feral pigeons are descended. … Continue reading