Third peregrine falcon chick has hatched at Norwich Cathedral

PUBLISHED: 16:11 04 May 2012 | UPDATED: 20:09 04 May 2012

Three of the peregrine falcon chicks at Norwich Cathedral have now hatched.

Three of the peregrine falcon chicks at Norwich Cathedral have now hatched.


A third peregrine falcon chick has hatched on the spire of Norwich Cathedral today.

The progress of the young falcon family living on a nesting platform on the city landmark is being watched by many nature enthusiasts via webcam.

The third chick hatched at about 2.30pm today and could be seen when the male brought some food in and the female fed the chicks.

Leanne Thomas, education manager for the Hawk and Owl Trust which installed the nesting platform, said “This is fantastic news. We had almost given up hope that the last two eggs would hatch but we now have a third chick.

“The male is bringing in plenty of food so the chicks are all well fed and looking healthy so far.”

Of the four eggs laid by the female in March, only one is yet to hatch.

The first chick hatched at about 7.30am on Wednesday and the second chick hatched about 12 hours later.

It is expected it will be five to six weeks until the chicks begin to fly.

The Hawk and Owl Trust is running a watch point at the cathedral where people can view the birds through telescopes. This will run each day in May when the weather is fine from 10am until 5pm.

• The falcon webcam can be seen by clicking the link on the top right hand corner of the screen or by visiting

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  • Is there still hope for the 4th egg... it seems a bit long now since the 3 succesful hatchings?

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    Andrew Plummer

    Thursday, May 10, 2012

  • I went to school with a chap called Peregrine Falcon. I think he`s still with the Foreign Office.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, May 4, 2012

  • Brilliant news, really pleased to hear it!

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    Friday, May 4, 2012

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