Category Archives: Press Release

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

Success at our Nest Box in Bath as all Three Chicks Fledge

Bath Peregrines Fledging Update: Our nest box at St Johns Church in Bath has seen alot of action over the past week with all 3 chicks fledging successfully and now seen jumping about on the roof of the nest box and flying around the church grounds and Bath city centre. The exact fledging of the… 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

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 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

Norwich Cathedral Peregrine Watch Point Set to Open on Wednesday 23 March

For all those people out there who just love to watch our wonderful peregrines at Norwich Cathedral‬ in Norfolk, we would like to announce that our Watch Point, set up near the refectory in the Cathedral Close, will be opening to the public at 10.00am on Wednesday 23 March, just in time for the Easter Weekend!  It will be… Continue Reading

The Hawk and Owl Trust ‘completely and utterly’ condemns the illegal killing of Hen Harriers

In a Press Release issued today it was the unanimous opinion of the Trustees of the Hawk and Owl Trust on the illegal killing of Hen Harrier was set out by the Chairman some time ago on social media: “Regarding the tragic event of the recent loss of three male Hen Harriers at Bowland; if… Continue Reading