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Second peregrine falcon egg laid at Norwich Cathedral

PUBLISHED: 13:20 25 March 2012 | UPDATED: 11:20 29 March 2012

A peregrine falcon laid an egg on the spire of Norwich Cathedral today (Thursday, March 22).

A peregrine falcon laid an egg on the spire of Norwich Cathedral today (Thursday, March 22).

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A second peregrine falcon egg has been laid on top of Norwich Cathedral in the space of just a few days.

One of the peregrine falcons on the spire of Norwich Cathedral laid its first egg this year on a platform set up by the Hawk and Owl Trust on Thursday.

But a second egg was laid last night (Saturday) with the conservation charity believing a few more are likely to be laid in the next few days.

People can follow the progress on our website via the special webcam focusing on the falcon’s nesting platform on the cathedral spire.

Leanne Thomas, from the trust, said it was likely the mother bird would lay an egg every 24 hours or so over the next few days.

An egg was laid there on Easter Sunday last year but it hatched an underdeveloped dead chick.

However, conservationists believe the new egg has been produced by a different female.

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