For many years now, our feathered friends, nesting in the Cathedral tower have gathered quite a following.
A young pair of Peregrine Falcons first nested at Derby Cathedral in 2006 when a small wooden ledge was installed on the East face of the tower. In the following months three chicks were raised there. Those chicks fledged and left the city that summer and two more were raised in 2007. It was then that two web cams were installed, broadcasting the progress of the Peregrines through the day and night to hundreds of thousands of people from Derby to Timbuktu! A further two have since been added. So far over 3.5 million hits from over 70 countries have been recorded!
Click the link below to join the Peregrines and follow their progress through the 2016 nesting and breeding season on the web cam as well as via the official blog which gives the latest news.
Between late May and early July each summer, Watch Point events are held on Cathedral Green to allow visitors a close-up look at the chicks though telescopes. Details will be on the blog nearer the time.
The Derby Peregrine project is a joint partnership between Derby Cathedral, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and The Cathedral Quarter and Derby City Council’s IT team.
To find out what the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust does to manage and support The Derby Cathedral Peregrine Project please follow the link to www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk