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All four peregrines have fledged!

Posted By : Marie Thomas Friday 3rd July 2015

Salisbury Cathedral’s four peregrine chicks have now successful fledged – but not without incident!

The first fledgling to take flight had to be rescued by staff at Sarum College after being mobbed by a group of jackdaws. Granville Pictor, an RSPB volunteer who has been closely involved with the Cathedral’s peregrines over the years, and Phil from the stonemasons yard got a call after the bird, believed to be George, was found in Sarum College grounds on Friday 19 July.

The peregrine team duly returned him to the nest box at the base of the Spire and within moments of being released again, George recovered his composure and is now to be seen flying confidently around with his siblings.

Named Tony, George, Kate and Justice by Cathedral staff, all four fledglings were ringed at the end of May and carry distinctive blue rings labelled KA, KB, KC and KD. Hopefully, as time goes by and they move on to find their own territory we will be able to keep tabs on their progress.               

For any other enquiries contact Marie Thomas 01722 555148