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Offline The Peregrine Chick

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Re: News: Peregrines
« Reply #241 on: February 12, 2019, 13:04 »
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Re: News: Peregrines
« Reply #242 on: April 15, 2019, 14:19 »
Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris is on fire

This is a massive fire; the spire has already collapsed.

Apart from being a national disaster for France, peregrines nest at the Cathedral. I can only hope that they were able to escape, and that there were no chicks in the nest.  :'(








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Re: News: Peregrines
« Reply #243 on: April 15, 2019, 16:20 »
Holy cats, was there not so long ago ... and a family member was literally just there a week ago!

That will be a huge loss, not just the Cathedral, but anything close by (and everything is cheek by jowl on the island).  You can see the Palais de Justice lit up (with lights not fire) in the background of one photo - and the Conciergerie is just next door and Sainte-Chapelle.  Really like Sainte-Chapelle.

Oh that is just so sad, going to have to revisit my Paris photos this evening!  :'(

another link to add to Alison's - includes video and photos - https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/notre-dame-paris-fire-1.5098604

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Re: News: Peregrines
« Reply #244 on: April 15, 2019, 16:30 »
Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris is on fire

Apart from being a national disaster for France, peregrines nest at the Cathedral. I can only hope that they were able to escape, and that there were no chicks in the nest.  :'(


Had the peregrines moved back to the Cathedral?  I know 5-6 years ago they were on a tower near the Eiffel Tower and that historically (pre-1900) they had nested on the Cathedral, but hadn't heard they'd made it back to the Cathedral ...  ???

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Re: News: Peregrines
« Reply #245 on: April 15, 2019, 17:15 »
They were doing restorations on the building. Sometimes they don't like all the disturbances, so maybe the falcons were not there.  :-\