On Saturday 13th February, a volunteer team of intrepid explorers climbed to the top of the tower at Wymondham Abbey in Norfolk to install a brand new peregrine nest box on the roof.
For the past few years peregrine activity and remains of their meals have been found around the Abbeys grounds. So the team at the Hawk and Owl Trust were called in to help do what they do best, provide homes and habitats for wild birds of prey. Let’s hope it attracts one of the Norwich Cathedral chicks to make their own nest in the future. Follow the full story below in a wonderful selection of 12 numbered photos taken by Andy Thompson.
There have been peregrine falcons around the Abbey for the last couple of springs, and they’re back again this year. The abbey sees regular signs of their hunting activities in the form of components of pigeons in the churchyard, and they can be seen flying around. So they have worked with the Hawk and Owl Trust to try and persuade them to nest. The new peregrine nesting platform is situated at the top of the west tower, and we look forward to a pair hopefully taking up residence soon.
The Hawk and Owl Trust will keep you posted with any new developments regarding this new nest box, via the Hawk and Owl Trust Facebook profile, Twitter page and YouTube Channel, as well as our website, so please do check back regularly for updates. Enjoy the story and video of its construction below.