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Norwich Cathedral Peregrines Update – With Sadness we are Reporting Chick 41 has Died

Unfortunately, it is with great sadness that we are announcing one of the chicks that was taken into rehabilitation care back in June, has sadly died.

At the International Bird of Prey Centre, where the chicks were being kept, cared for and were being prepared for their return to Norfolk, Chick 41 was found sadly dead.  Following a post mortem conducted by Veterinary Specialist Neil Forbes, it was found that the results proved to be inconclusive, showing no clear signs of cause of death.

However, following such a turbulent season at the nesting platform on Norwich Cathedral, with the added stress caused by all the events that occurred and the presence of a level of parasites found in all of the chicks (possibly caused by the male bring back disease infested food, whilst he was trying to feed all the chicks on his own for nearly a month), may have been contributing factors to the cause of death to the chicks that have died so far.

We are now left with only Chick YY who is still in the care of the International Bird of Prey Centre and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

As soon as she is deemed fit and healthy enough and ready to be released back into the wild, she will be back in Norfolk.  When this happens we will endeavour to let you know.  Thank you very much for the continued support of our dedicated followers.

Chick 41 taken on the day she fledged by Andy Thompson
Chick 41 taken on the day she fledged by Andy Thompson
'Peek a Boo' Chick 41 captured by Andy Thompson
‘Peek a Boo’ Chick 41 captured by Andy Thompson
Chick 41 in all her glory. Taken by Andy Thompson
Chick 41 in all her glory. Taken by Andy Thompson

Norwich Cathedral Peregrines – Chick 43’s Post Mortem Results

Following what has been an eventful season for the Peregrines at Norwich Cathedral, we now have available to publish the results from the death of Chick 43, the first chick that sadly died on Thursday 9 June. She was found in the grounds of the Bishops Garden around 5.00pm on that day, following fledging from… Continue Reading

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