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 and 2013 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 April until July.
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.
The peregrine falcons have returned to the Cathedral throughout the winter and will start preparing for the new breeding season in a few weeks. You can view the latest updates here
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 adult peregrine falcons returned to Norwich Cathedral in 2013 and successfully fledged four chicks. Sadly, two chicks did not survive, however, two fledglings survived and remain well.
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 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