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First egg for Norwich Cathedral’s peregrines

PUBLISHED: 23:11 19 March 2017 | UPDATED: 08:44 20 March 2017

The first peregrine falcon egg of the season has been laid at Norwich Cathedral. Pic: The Hawk And Owl Trust.

The first peregrine falcon egg of the season has been laid at Norwich Cathedral. Pic: The Hawk And Owl Trust.

The Hawk And Owl Trust.

Easter is still a month away, but the first of this season’s peregrine falcon eggs at Norwich Cathedral has been laid.

The Hawk and Owl Trust announced on Sunday that one of the distinctive red eggs had been laid in the nesting box on the cathedral’s spire.

Since the cathedral platform was set up by the trust in 2011, an average of four chicks have been born each year, with a 50pc survival rate.

A watchpoint at the cathedral and a live web cam has provided a window into their world and shown how the birds of prey have increasingly adapted to survive in an urban environment within close proximity to humans.

The watchpoint attracts more than 30,000 people each year to observe the birds in Cathedral Close.

Click here to see the live web cam.

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