Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
Monday, 2 June 2014
Did he jump, or was he pushed?
The four Peregrine Falcon chicks on Norwich Cathedral are getting big now, and are certainly not camera-shy.
It has been predicted that the oldest will take flight sometime in the first few days of this month, and I reckon this one is going to be it.
The Bath chick - although looking like a white, fluffy penguin still - is getting bigger, but does not give the same entertainment as these four from Norfolk. It is now the scariest time of all, because sooner or later, one is either going to fall over the edge in an unintended dive, or take the plunge deliberately.
When this one sits on the parapet, the others lunge toward it and start pecking its feet, trying to loosen its grip. We watch through our fingers, with our hands held over our faces.
The score remains the same: Norwich 4, Bath City 1. The final whistle has yet to be blown, though.