Wakefield’s first breeding peregrines fledge successfully

The three young peregrines have now fledged successfully, without mishaps. The first youngster to fly from the box did so on Saturday, 11th July and it found itself on the roof of the jeweller’s shop Herbert Brown. It spent most of the day there, occasionally exercising its wings and doing short test flights along the apex of the roof, entertaining a lot of Saturday-afternoon shoppers. Late in the afternoon, it made a failed attempt to get back to the box and it ended up on the roof of the nave but it founded its way back to the box at some time before the following morning.

Now, a week later, all three juveniles are flying freely. They travel between the cathedral and the blocks of flats and they spend a lot of time demanding food from the adults.

juvenile peregrine

juvenile peregrine at the nestbox – Francis Hickenbottom

Juvenile peregrines

Juvenile peregrines – Julie Knowles

Juvenile peregrines - Julie Knowles

Juvenile peregrines – Julie Knowles

Juvenile peregrines

Juvenile peregrines – Julie Knowles

1 thought on “Wakefield’s first breeding peregrines fledge successfully

  1. It has been fantastic to watch the peregrines over the past few weeks and see the enthusiasm of the people in Wakefield. Thanks to Francis for all the updates and his commitment, and for posting the fabulous photos.

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