Category Archives: Norwich Peregrines

Norwich Cathedral Peregrine Project – The 2016 Season Round Up

Here is the complete round up of the 2016 Norwich Cathedral Peregrines season, produced by the Hawk and Owl Trust.  The season started all the way back in February and ran up until June, but we have condensed it for you into just 10 minutes. There has been so much to cram in this year, ranging from the successful start to the season, the arrival of GA, the rise of ‘Super Dad’ and the drama of the fledglings that were to follow, I don’t think we could have made it any shorter. With captions explaining the scenes throughout, we hope you enjoy it. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our supporters and followers this year, thank you.


Also working with Mustard TV, we have produced this update together to give a full explanation of what happened with our remaining chicks which survived at Norwich Cathedral and were taken into rehabilitation care at the International Birds of Prey Centre.  The link below will take you to the Mustard TV website where you will be able to view the video in full.  Updates on chicks YY and 41’s progress will be posted on our website as we receive them.  Many thanks

Norwich Cathedral peregrines: Survivors taken into care after two chicks killed by intruding female

Latest Update from the Norwich Cathedral Peregrines – Sadly Chick 43 Found Dead

Latest update on Peregrine Falcon chick 43 at Norwich Cathedral – Friday 10 June It is with regret that at 5.30pm on the evening of Thursday 9th June, we at the Hawk and Owl Trust were informed by the cathedral authorities that a dead peregrine chick had been found in the cathedral grounds. On investigation… Continue Reading

Norwich Cathedral Peregrines Update – First Chick to Fledge & What to Expect

Norwich Cathedral Peregrines Press Release – 9 June 2016 At Norwich Cathedral our four peregrine juveniles have now reached that crucial point in their development where they will be fledging from the nest, with the chick ring numbered 43 being the first to take flight at 6.44am on Thursday 9th June.  Despite the ups and downs of… Continue Reading

Norwich Cathedral Urban Peregrines Ringed on 16 May

With thanks to the BBC for producing this video of our chicks at Norwich Cathedral being ringed on 16th May.   Once they fledge, the rings will enable us to track their whereabouts and progress in and around Norwich and possibly further afield.  The details found on the orange rings on their legs are YY, 41, 42… Continue Reading

Drama up in the Spire at Norwich Cathedral

Over the past few days there have been dramatic events happening at Norwich Cathedral with regards to an ‘intruder’, known as GA, being seen and causing disturbance to our nesting platform at Norwich Cathedral.  For the full press release and the Hawk and Owl Trust’s policy regarding this matter, please read below:  On Saturday 14th… Continue Reading

Norwich Cathedral Peregrine Season Continues with the Successful Hatching of all 4 Eggs

The story of this years Norwich Cathedral Peregrine season continues with the successful hatching of all four eggs into healthy chicks.  After between 35 to 36 days of incubation, which was taken in turns by the male and female, the chicks showed their first signs of hatching on Thursday 28 April.  Within 48 hours all four… Continue Reading

Norwich Cathedral Peregrine Season 2016 Kicks Off with the Laying of 4 eggs

The Hawk and Owl Trust Urban Peregrine Project at Norwich Cathedral is off to a flying start this season with the laying of four eggs starting on Friday 18th through to Saturday 26th March.  Please see below for specific timings and dates.     (Timings are approximate to the nearest 5 minutes) 1st Egg: Friday… Continue Reading

Volunteering Opportunities Still Available for the 2016 Norwich Cathedral Peregrine 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