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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 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. Find out more here

Live webcam

The live spire webcam can be viewed above. You can also view all the action live on the plasma screens in the Cathedral's Refectory Restaurant & Coffee Shop Monday to Saturday 10.00 - 11.55am and 2.45pm - 5.00pm and Sunday 11.00 - 11.55am and 2.45 - 5.00pm.

2014 season

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

First egg laid - The first egg of 2014 was laid on Tuesday 18 March at 3.04pm.

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

What's On

March '14

Exhibition: John McLean Stained Glass

April '14

Exhibition: Norfolk Scribes: Letters after Lindisfarne
Seminar: A changing Church: women in ministry over fifty years

May '14

Julian of Norwich: a talk by Lord Williams
Norfolk & Norwich Festival - The Sixteen: Choral Pilgrimage 2014 - SOLD OUT
Friends of Norwich Cathedral Annual Meeting
Broderers' Guild Workshop Tour
Norfolk & Norwich Festival: Cathedral Choir by Candlelight
Live Music Night - The Dude Coopers

June '14

Broderers' Guild Workshop Tour