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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

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

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

Youngest of Norwich Peregrine Chicks Dies

The death of the smallest peregrine chick at Norwich Cathedral yesterday came as a sad surprise to all of us, even though we know that life for young peregrines is tenuous at this stage of their development. We have gone through the recorded footage for clues as to why it died but can still only speculate.… Continue Reading

Bath Peregrine Lives Up To Her Name

Peregrine falcons have been seen in Bath since around the year 2000, and in 2005 the conservation charity, Hawk and Owl Trust, were kindly given permission to install a nest box on St Johns Roman Catholic Church, Bath. Peregrines have been successfully breeding there since 2006, and in early April this year the pair produced… Continue Reading