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Norwich Cathedral peregrine falcons


View the famous Norwich Cathedral peregrine falcons.

Catch all the drama as the peregrine falcons make the Cathedral their home during the summer. Nesting on the Cathedral’s 250ft spire, the pair of breeding falcons successfully fledged chicks in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and you can have a close look at the birds of prey from the Hawk & Owl Trust observation point set up at the Cathedral from late March until the end of June.

About the peregrine falcons

The peregrine falcons first appeared at the Cathedral in 2009 when a male peregrine took up residence on the Cathedral spire. A female peregrine falcon soon followed and the Hawk and Owl Trust, working in partnership with Norwich Cathedral, set up a nesting platform, along with two webcams, in February 2011.

Live webcam

Please click here to visit the Hawk and Owl Trust website, where a live feed is available via webcam.

2015 season

View the latest updates here

First egg laid - The first egg of 2015 was laid on Thursday 16 March at 6.17am.

Peregrine Watchpoint

The Watch Point is open from 10.00am to 5.00pm every day from Friday 27 March until the end of June. Here the Hawk and Owl Trust are able to give the you close-up views of the peregrines through some great telescopes.

Peregrine Gifts

Visit the Norwich Cathedral Gift Shop for a selection of exclusive Norwich Cathedral Peregrine Falcon and bird watching products.  Located in the Cathedral, the Gift Shop is open Monday to Saturday 9.15am – 5.00pm and Sunday 11.45am – 3.30pm.

The Hawk and Owl Trust

Founded in 1969 to help save the peregrine, the Hawk and Owl Trust is a national charity which now works for the conservation and appreciation of all wild birds of prey and their habitats – both in its nature reserves (such as Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve near Fakenham) and in partnership with others. Working with communities and other organisations, farmers, foresters and landowners, the Trust researches, restores and manages nesting, roosting and feeding habitats and encourages greater understanding and appreciation of these very special birds.

You can find out more information on the Norwich Cathedral Peregrines by visit the Hawk and Owl Trust website.


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July '15

Tour of Broderers Guild workshop
Shakespeare Festival Performance
Shakespeare Festival Performance
Harry Baker Slam Poetry Night
Friends visit to Sennowe Hall, nr Guist

August '15

Classic Car Run
'Explore the Wonder' Family Day
Lunchtime Piano Recital
Tour of Broderers Guild workshop
'Hand in Hand' Messy Cathedral