Urban Peregrines – Bath’s very own Speed Hunters!

Learning officer for the Bristol Dinosaur Project Ed Drewitt, will provide a lecture which will reveal another side to Peregrines – not only as majestic, aerial hunters but as opportunistic falcons living often nomadic lives, in a free public lecture at the University on Wednesday 14 March.

Bath has been home to the world’s fastest bird of prey, the Peregrine, for over a decade. Ed Drewitt’s work on the diet of a pair living in the city has revealed some fascinating insights into their behaviour, as well as the activity of their prey, which are mainly birds. More recently Ed has been colour-ringing Peregrine chicks in the Bath and Bristol region to look at where they go once they leave the nest.

Ed Drewitt is the learning officer for the Bristol Dinosaur Project at the University of Bristol, enabling others to learn about the city’s very own dinosaur. He also works as a freelance naturalist and broadcaster.

A zoology graduate from the University of Bristol, Ed has a regular wildlife slot on BBC Radio Bristol and reports for BBC Radio 4’s ‘Saving Species’ series. He enjoys communicating to a wide range of audiences through bird identification courses, wildlife tour leading, boat trips down the Avon Gorge, dawn chorus walks and writing for wildlife magazines.

Ed has been studying urban peregrines for the past 13 years in his own time.

The lecture is part of the University’s General University Lecture Programme (GULP).

Others in the series include:

21 March - Protecting Architectural World Heritage from Seismic Hazard-Some of the fundamental concepts of earthquake engineering and recent research developments in the field of earthquake protection will be illustrated by way of examples of retrofit of heritage structures in Europe and Latin America.

The lecture is taking place in Lecture Theatre 8West 1.1 and starts at 5.15pm. Free parking is available in the West Car Park after 5pm.

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