Wakefield peregrine taxidermy unveiled

You may recall that one of the three juvenile peregrine falcons raised on the spire of Wakefield Cathedral unfortunately flew into a glass bus stop near Westgate station and killed itself not long after fledging. One of the railway workers saw the bird and had the foresight to pick it up and put it in a freezer and then made calls to various organisations to see about what to do with it. Thankfully it ended up being collected by the Wakefield peregrine watching team and they have paid for the bird to be mounted by award winning taxidermist Carl Church. Carl has made an excellent job of presenting the bird on a gargoyle to represent the nest site from which it came. The bird will now be used for educational purposes and to show people at first hand how beautiful these birds are.

Wakefield peregrine falcon

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One Response to Wakefield peregrine taxidermy unveiled

  1. Kenneth Wilson-Oldridge says:

    I was/am Fascinated & delighted to see your pictures of the ‘Wakefield Cathedral Peregrine Falcons. I was born, brought-up in Wakefield and was a Server at The Cathedral for many years (during the Times of Provost Hopkins & Canon Pare) before I moved To Skipton ( Many years ago) I was also a pupil at Thornes House Grammar School when the dreadful fire destroyed what was a beautiful old building. I regret to sat that I am most certainly NOT Enamoured with it’s replacement! Oh dear! My Apologies for ‘waffling -on’.

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