Friday, 15 June 2012

HD videos on YouTube

I've started to upload some high definition video footage of the Derby peregrines on YouTube.

Follow this link: Jon Salloway on YouTube

The one that got away!!

This series of pictures show the tircel bringing a live pigeon back to the cathedral. As he is much smaller than the female he some times struggles to gain altitude with larger prey as was the case during this event.
He flew around the tower twice, continually calling for the falcon to assist. She was in the scrape feeding the chicks "kinda busy". Eventually he lost grip of the pigeon which dived for cover in the old police station adjacent to the cathedral green.

You can see in the final pictures the peregrine is grasping onto the primary feathers just before the pigeon breaks free. This was one lucky pigeon that quickly went to ground and lived to see another day. Both adult peregrines carried out a search in an attempt to locate and recapture the pigeon all be it to no avail.

Just to give an indication of the time this took to unfold, I took 85 pictures over of 1 minute. 

Sunday, 12 July 2009

The progress of Cathy (No10) - Video No2

Another week has gone. Colin has made excellent progress with Cathy. You can still see her twisted wing in the video but the fact that she is flying is more than anyone expected, especially after seeing the damage shown in the x-ray image.
X-ray image can be seen at 'Colins blog'. See the link on the left.

She is seen feeding in the video, gore rating of 7 out of 10. Do not watch if you are squeamish.

The progress of Cathy (No 10) from Jon Salloway on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Juvenile No 10

After two weeks in the care of Colin the injured bird is doing well. Watch the video and see her progress.

The progress of Juvenile No 10 from Jon Salloway on Vimeo.

Monday, 22 June 2009

Videoscoping Derby Peregrines.

The following video was recorded during June of 2009. The start of the video shows the Falcon feeding three young birds. This is followed by some close-up footage of the Falcon whilst she was resting on one of the gargoyles at the top of the cathedral tower.

Derby Peregrine Falcons - Videoscoping. from Jon Salloway on Vimeo.

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Tircel takes a Jay.

This picture was taken on the 6th April 08. This was my first ever Jay. Never seen one before other than in books, does this count?