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Proud parent - Thursday 7 April 2016

Once again the Cathedral will be recording events on the nest and hopes to be streaming footage live later this week in HD. Monitors set up at the top of the Tower and in the Cloisters are already offering visitors a nest-side seat!

Easter Monday, 28 March 2016

Our peregrine pair produced their first egg just in time for Easter! The peregrines settled down to nest before Holy Week and on Easter Monday, and just as the 14:15 Tower Tour reached the base of the spire, the female laid her first egg.

Tuesday 5 April 2016

Just eight days later and the pair of peregrines lay their second egg!

Thursday 7 April 2016

Egg number three! Cathedral staff will be monitoring the nest daily watching for further developments.

Proud parent - Thursday 7 April 2016

It will take 30 days for the eggs to incubate and the process won’t start until the whole clutch of eggs is laid.

Friday 8 April 2016

Two years ago the peregrines set up home in a nesting box that was built especially for them by the Cathedral Works Department. The box kept the eggs safe and afforded the birds the privacy that they needed to bring up their young!

Monday 11 April 2016

Phil Sheldrake, Conservation Officer at the RSPB estimates that we should see the youngsters hatching by the end of April.