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Photographs of Peregrines 3

Location: Chichester Cathedral, Chichester, West Sussex[info] (50.836286, -0.780641 [Google Maps] [maps.live.com] [multimap])
Dates: started Sunday, 20th March 2005
The best pics are at the bottom of this page, or on page 2. Skip on if you're impatient - I've deleted a lot of duplicates, but I'm sure not many people will want to wade through the whole gallery.

It seems like every year, after spending cash on better equipment, I get just slightly better photos of the Peregrines on Chichester Cathedral. The first year, the pics I took were with a 3x zoom lens which just about captured enough information to identify the bird by shape. Last year the 10x zoom on my camera allowed me to see markings etc. This year the 10x zoom lens was beefed up with a 1.7x attachment, and you can just see the glint in the bird's eye, even if the pics are grainy and heavily cropped. Maybe next year I'll have a telescope attached to a camera, and get... well, just slightly better pictures.

I first saw one bird this year on Monday 7th March (about 6pm), but as it was getting dark and the bird was flying away, I pretty much identified it by call - certainly no photographic evidence. So I decided to check again as I went shopping this Saturday, when I took the first set of photos here. These didn't seem to be very good - on the tiny camera screen they all appeared to be of a headless bird, and the sun was in the wrong place so they looked washed out - so I decided to walk on to Fishbourne. I had a pretty rotten day there photography-wise too, so I got my shopping and walked back. The Peregrine seemed to be showing better, so despite five bags of shopping I decided to take some more pics, only for my last set of batteries to conk out - this after only a few minutes use at Fishbourne. Deciding that I was fated not to get a single decent pic that entire day, I walked home in a huff.

After a while I settled down and decided to try again. I couldn't go back without charged batteries, so I started to open up my remote controls etc. at home in a search for four AAs. My torch has four, so I opened it up to find that I'd left it on when I'd last upgraded my computer, so they were flat also. Foiled again! But then I noticed that they were a different brand to my normal ones, hunted down a pack of 20 I'd stashed in a cupboard and forgotten about, and went back to the Cathedral. With the sun at my back and some lovely old stonework to prop my lens on, I managed to get shots not only of the Peregrine sitting on the Cathedral, but also a second bird in flight.
P3205286
10:30am, 20th March 2005
Camera: Olympus C750UZ
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Lunch?
P3205287
10:32am, 20th March 2005
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P3205288
10:32am, 20th March 2005
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P3205289
10:32am, 20th March 2005
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P3205289, cropped
3:48pm, 20th March 2005
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P3205289, cropped
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One of the original "useless" pics - a bit iffy colour and lighting wise, but a nice action shot.
 
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10:32am, 20th March 2005
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P3205291
10:32am, 20th March 2005
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P3205292
10:32am, 20th March 2005
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P3205293
10:32am, 20th March 2005
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P3205295
10:32am, 20th March 2005
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P3205296
10:32am, 20th March 2005
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P3205299
10:33am, 20th March 2005
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P3205299, cropped
3:50pm, 20th March 2005
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P3205300
10:33am, 20th March 2005
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P3205300, cropped
3:53pm, 20th March 2005
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10:33am, 20th March 2005
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P3205301, cropped
3:52pm, 20th March 2005
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10:33am, 20th March 2005
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10:33am, 20th March 2005
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P3205308
10:33am, 20th March 2005
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P3205309
10:33am, 20th March 2005
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10:33am, 20th March 2005
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P3205311
10:33am, 20th March 2005
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P3205311, cropped
3:54pm, 20th March 2005
Camera: Olympus C750UZ
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P3205312
10:33am, 20th March 2005
Camera: Olympus C750UZ
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P3205312, cropped
3:56pm, 20th March 2005
Camera: Olympus C750UZ
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P3205313
10:34am, 20th March 2005
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P3205315
10:34am, 20th March 2005
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P3205317
10:34am, 20th March 2005
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P3205318
10:34am, 20th March 2005
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P3205319
10:34am, 20th March 2005
Camera: Olympus C750UZ
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P3205379
2:54pm, 20th March 2005
Camera: Olympus C750UZ
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Establishing shot: a distance shot showing where the bird was on the Cathedral.
P3205379 Circled
4:47pm, 20th March 2005
Camera: Olympus C750UZ
P3205379 Circled
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In case you can't see the bird in the previous pic, I've circled it!
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2:56pm, 20th March 2005
Camera: Olympus C750UZ
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The second bird in flight - displaying for the first bird? This was where my luck really changed - with the camera still on 17x zoom I managed to quickly crane my neck back to take this shot, and the camera actually focused first time for once!
 
P3205381, cropped
4:49pm, 20th March 2005
Camera: Olympus C750UZ
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It's not a great shot, and I couldn't get one of the two of them together (as the flying bird was getting mobbed by Jackdaws much of the time), but hey, Peregrine in flight! Cool!
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2:56pm, 20th March 2005
Camera: Olympus C750UZ
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P3205383
2:56pm, 20th March 2005
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2:57pm, 20th March 2005
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P3205387
2:57pm, 20th March 2005
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P3205388
2:57pm, 20th March 2005
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2:57pm, 20th March 2005
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P3205390
2:57pm, 20th March 2005
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P3205390, cropped
4:53pm, 20th March 2005
Camera: Olympus C750UZ
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P3205391
2:57pm, 20th March 2005
Camera: Olympus C750UZ
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P3205392
2:57pm, 20th March 2005
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P3205392, cropped
4:55pm, 20th March 2005
Camera: Olympus C750UZ
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P3205393
2:57pm, 20th March 2005
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P3205394
2:57pm, 20th March 2005
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2:58pm, 20th March 2005
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2:58pm, 20th March 2005
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2:58pm, 20th March 2005
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P3205398
2:59pm, 20th March 2005
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P3205400
3:00pm, 20th March 2005
Camera: Olympus C750UZ
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3:00pm, 20th March 2005
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P3205404
3:01pm, 20th March 2005
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P3205407
3:02pm, 20th March 2005
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P3205409
3:02pm, 20th March 2005
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P3205410
3:02pm, 20th March 2005
Camera: Olympus C750UZ
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P3205411
3:02pm, 20th March 2005
Camera: Olympus C750UZ
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P3205412
3:02pm, 20th March 2005
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P3205412
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