In recent years the Cathedral’s fame has soared thanks to a pair of breeding peregrine falcons that make the Cathedral spire their home during the summer months.
About the peregrines
The birds first appeared at the Cathedral in 2009, when a male peregrine took up residence on the 250 foot spire. A female falcon soon followed. After this, the Cathedral began work with the Hawk and Owl Trust, setting up a nesting platform along with two webcams. An observation point within The Close followed, allowing visitors a close-up view of the nest. Much to the joy of the people of Norwich and Norfolk, the birds have successfully fledged chicks every summer since 2012.
The observation point, manned by expert volunteers from the Hawk and Owl Trust, is available to visitors between the hours 10.00am – 4.00pm during April - June (weather permitting).
You can watch live footage by visiting the webcam.
To find out more about the Hawk and Owl Trust please visit their website. You can also watch the best bits from the webcam on their YouTube channel.