Peregrine Falcons' Live Stream
We are delighted that peregrine falcons make our tower their home in their breeding season - there have been records of them nesting here between 1864 and 1953, after which there was a long period of absence caused by persecution and the use of organochloride pesticides (like DDT).
In 2014 a mated pair nested, producing and fledging four chicks successfully in a nestbox built by the Works Yard team. Since then peregrines have hatched and fledged from the Tower every year except for 2018, when a territorial battle between two females prevented laying.
Our resident peregrines are so popular they even have their own YouTube channel live stream and all our chicks are ringed so that we can follow their progress. One of our peregrines, Sally (an adult female), is fitted with a satellite tracker.
We hope you've enjoyed watching our peregrine live-stream. This year's chicks have now all successfully fledged, but the live-stream will return next year for the 2021 nesting season.
Watch the video below of the first chick that left the nest.
Watch below for a recap of the history and conservation of the Salisbury Peregrines
Download our fun family peregrine activity pack below!
Peregrine Activity Sheet.pdf
Help us protect our peregrine's home for future generations - donate today here.