Peregrines at Chichester Cathedral
From March to June it is possible to stand in the Centre of Chichester around the Cathedral and watch these amazing birds. This pair have been nesting here for 8 years and have now raised 26 young.
Just Released - A new DK guide 'Where to go Wild' featuring the pictures by David Shaw of the Chichester Peregrines. To see and order the book click here
NEW WEBSITE www.chichesterperegrines.co.uk dedicated to the Peregrines at Chichester Cathedral.
The Cathedral has a wonderful tea rooms, and in April the RSPB set up a television link on the nest and telescopes for public viewing; a great way to while away an afternoon.
Latest update - on 27 December 2008 female was photographed relaxing on the cathedral (male flew off). See first 2 pictures below. And on 6 December male and female photographed - see following 4 pictures.
- Wingspan: 95cm - 115cm (3'-3'9")
- Length: 39cm - 50cm (15" - 20")
- Weight: 600g - 1300g (21oz - 46oz)
- Lifespan: up to 15 years
- Status: Rare
Did you know?
Peregrines are the fastest animal in the world. They have been reported diving steeply (known as stooping) at 350 km/h or 217 mph!!!