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Guard duty showing the female’s power, stocky build and long toes for bird catching

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At just two weeks-old the chicks have moved to a more secure spot underneath camera 1

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The female is feeding them with a sea of starling feathers as a backdrop

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Female brings another just-fledged starling

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Peregrine chicks secure in a safe cul de sac at the other end of the ledge. Camera 2 now in use

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The male delivers a starling, usually done in mid-air. Chicks are now of similar size and probably all males

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The female is feeding them with a sea of starling feathers as a backdrop ... the staple diet

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The male shows off his rich colours, probably a sexual fitness sign

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Female pulls hard at dismembering prey

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A glance around on finishing

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... and off to guard duty

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Guard duty showing the female’s power, stocky build and long toes for bird catching

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Slightly less dignified with a scratch and ruffle

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My, how you’ve grown ... an update on the Peregrines