Come and See the Famous Chichester Peregrines!
Peregrine Chicks 2010 - By Graham Roberts
At Chichester Cathedral we have a pair of Peregrine falcons who have been nesting in our Cathedral turrets since 2001. This year will be the 10th anniverary of the peregrines at the Cathedral! In this time they have raised 30 chicks together and we wait with anticipation to see what this year will bring...
Saturday 24 April to Sunday 4 July 2010.
UPDATE 9th May: Four fluffy chicks...! Click here for latest news on the 2010 Peregrine Chicks.
To visit the webcam see: www.rspb.org.uk/datewithnature/sites/chichester/
Monday 21 June - Sunday 4 July: Marquee with telescopes located on the Cathedral Green (north east).
The peregrine is a large falcon and the fastest flying bird in the world, known for its spectacular aerial dives or 'stoops' in pursuit of its prey. Dives have been known to reach up to 180km per hour. The Cathedral peregrines do not hunt around the immediate Cathedral precincts, however, as there are too many other buildings and not enough space.
In Britain, most peregrines nest on cliffs, including the Sussex coast between Brighton and Eastbourne, but Cathedral turrets will do!