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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:23 am 
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I thought members mght be interested to learn about the Peregrine falcons that have been nesting on top of the Cathedral at Chichester, in the south of England. This of course brings "twitchers" from all over and is a great attraction for the city, and cathedral in particular. The RSPB pitch up a marquee in the grounds of the Closters Cafe, and have telescopes set up, and live footage on a TV screen for visitors to look at.

This pair have been nesting here for 10 years and have now raised 34. This year the female laid 4 eggs (as is normal for her) and so far 2 have hatched over the past two days...

There is a live webcam and Blog so you can follow their activities!

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The third chick hatched this morning!

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:love: So cool! I love to watch those nestcams (when I have time)!

We have peregrines who nest in the cities around here, too, and I absolutely love the fact that they've adapted to city life and are flourishing.

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And the fourth hatched just after lunch! It's been unusually hot this year for April so uncomfortable for mum and dad on the nest - but they really are great parents. :love:

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