Chichester peregrines web cam now live

Outside the Chichester Cathedral nestbox.  Picture by Christina MacFarquhar
Outside the Chichester Cathedral nestbox. Picture by Christina MacFarquhar
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THE famous pair of peregrine falcons at Chichester Cathedral have just produced four eggs and you can now watch the nest web cam live on the Observer website.

This is the 12th year in a row the city’s celebrity birds of prey have bred on top of the Cathedral – an impressive record for Peregrines – in a nestbox installed by the Sussex Ornithological Society.

RSPB project officer, Molly Dailide, said: “It is fantastic that peregrines are once again nesting on Chichester Cathedral, it is one of the most successful monitored nests in the UK.

“We believe the female is on four eggs, the same as last year, the last of which was laid around Friday, March 23.”

Incubation takes between 28 and 33 days, meaning visitors can start watching out for hatching chicks from around April 16.

You can view the web cam by visiting our Peregrines 2012 page.

New photos and updates on the peregrines will be published on the project’s Facebook page and on Twitter.