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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

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

  1. Very sad news,could I just ask why the chick was not treated for parasites while she was under veterinary care.As the PM on the other bird revealed parasites I would have thought all birds still alive would need treatment.
    Thank you.

  2. This is so sad, I honestly thought YY and 41 were going to make it. Fingers crossed now for YY. Thanks for all you have done for our girls.

  3. I also echo what Paul has said.
    All of us at NCP Peregrines are saddened by the news and we thank you all for the updates and all you do for the Norwich Peregrines.

  4. Very sad news but we are lucky to have such dedicated people to look after the peregrines and other birds of prey. Good luck with chick YY.

  5. Only the eldest left, all good thoughts to you chick, survive and fly free, thanks to the HOT for the updates

  6. Oh, that’s so sad after all that’s happened and when things were finally looking optimistic. Keeping everything crossed that YY remains OK and gets to be released with the young male as planned.

  7. Hi, after contacting the International Centre for Birds of Prey today they have reported that the surviving female is very well, she is trained, flying well and just starting to chase prey items. They say as soon as she has caught four or five birds and proved that she can survive in the wild, she will be brought back to Norfolk, hopefully towards the end of this month.
    Fantastic news.

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