Friday, 16 May 2014

City centre Peregrines

For the last three months I've been involved in a survey to determine whether Peregrine falcons were breeding in Leicester city centre. Some three weeks ago, we were sure we had found a nest site, so yesterday, with the help of the city council planning department, we were given access to a building we could monitor the nest site from, and we were not disappointed! The female was at the nest and was soon joined by the male, who brought in some food. She dropped off the ledge with the food and it was then we saw the chick - the first confirmed in the City! Hopefully there are some other chicks, as the the whole of the nest site is not visible.... so we are keeping our fingers crossed!  I will try to keep you updated on their progress in the coming weeks.
Female Peregrine having a preen

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