Norwich Cathedral’s 250ft spire is home to the Cathedral's famous 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.
The peregrines returned in 2012 and produced two healthy chicks, publicly named Grant (male) and Bobber (female). This was the first time in living memory that peregrine falcon chicks have fledged successfully at the Cathedral and learned to hunt. Video footage from the period can be found here
The adult peregrine falcons returned to Norwich Cathedral for 2013 and we are delighted that all four chicks successfully fledged. Sadly, two chicks did not survive, however, two chicks remain well. For the latest updates, please visit the Hawk & Owl Trust website
Norwich Cathedral 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