PEREGRINE PREY RESEARCH
Scientists at Nottingham Trent University are using a thermal camera to shed light on the feeding habits of their resident Peregrines. The researchers want to find out whether the Peregrines, nesting on a ledge at the university’s city centre building, are bringing freshly killed prey back to the nest, or whether the birds are using a ‘larder’ to store previously killed prey as rural Peregrines often do. They are also interested to discover whether or not these birds are hunting at night. This is the first time that a thermal imaging camera has been used in this way.