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Norwich Cathedral Nest Box Gets a Spring Clean for 2016

On Sunday 17 January, six intrepid volunteers climbed up the Norwich Cathedral spire to clean out the Peregrines nest box home, to get it ready for the coming, new and exciting 2016 season.  The day is told in a series of photos taken by Martin Lippiatt and screen grabs captured from the peregrines webcam.  Here was what we got up too, so sit back, grab a cuppa, relax, and enjoy! 

A beautiful day for a climb up the cathedral
1. A beautiful day for a climb up the cathedral
2. The intrepid team on volunteers ready for the climb
2. The intrepid team on volunteers ready for the climb
3. A sense of how high we were going to climb
3. A sense of how high we were going to climb
4. A little insight into the climb ahead!
4. A little insight into the climb ahead!
5. At ceiling height in the cathedral.
5. At ceiling height in the cathedral
6. A view of the alter, few people have the privilege of getting
6. A view of the alter, few people have the privilege of getting this view
7. Looking down on the Cathedral Cloisters from half way up
7. Looking down on the Cathedral Cloisters from half way up
8. Looking up at the nest box and cameras from below
8. Looking up at the nest box and cameras from below
9. The climb got alot more interesting once we had entered the spire itself
9. The climb got alot more interesting once we had entered the spire itself
10. A real birds eye view looking out over Norwich from above the nest box itself
10. A real birds eye view looking out over Norwich from above the nest box itself
11. The "hand of God" making a start on cleaning out the nest box
11. The “Hand of God” (Phil Littler) making a start on cleaning out the nest box
11. David Gittens and Kevin Titmarsh doing their IT magic to make sure the webcam is all ready for the 2016 season
12. David Gittens and Kevin Titmarsh doing their IT magic to make sure the webcam is all ready for the 2016 season
13. Looking out over Norwich City Centre on a fine, clear but cold day.
13. Looking out over Norwich City Centre on a fine, clear, but cold day.
14. Just some of the remains found as leftovers from the peregrines. This is the head of a Teal duck, with the remains of the body found two metres away.
14. Just some of the remains found as leftovers from the peregrines. This is the head of a Teal duck, with the remains of the body found two metres away.
15. Martin Lippiatt and David Gittens cleaning out the nest box and cleaning and repairing the camera.
15. Martin Lippiatt and David Gittens cleaning out the nest box and cleaning and repairing the camera.
16. "When I'll be cleaning windows!!"
16. “When I’ll be cleaning windows!!”
17. The male peregrine returning the following morning to inspect our work.
17. The male peregrine returning the following morning to inspect our work.
18. It's safe to say, we think he was impressed, as that morning he was seen creating a scrape in the gravel, ready for the start of the new season!
18. It’s safe to say, we think he was impressed, as that morning he was seen creating a scrape in the gravel, ready for the start of the new season!

Hawk and Owl Trust Visit Norwich Schools to Teach Children about the Norwich Cathedral Peregrines

The Hawk and Owl Trust are delighted to announce the exciting new development of an educational Peregrine Outreach Programme to teach school children in local primary schools throughout Norwich about the Norwich Cathedral Peregrines.  This project has been made possible by generous funding from the Norwich Town Close Estate Charity.   Norwich Cathedral is a world renowned heritage site… Continue Reading

Volunteering Opportunities Now Available for the 2016 Norwich Cathedral Peregrines Watch Point

If you would like to meet like minded people who love birds as much as you do then we are looking for people to come and help volunteer with us at the Norwich Cathedral Peregrines Watch Point for the 2016 season.   The watch point will be opening on Wednesday 23rd March 2016 and will run… Continue Reading