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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The fourth peregrine falcon egg this year has been laid on the spire of Norwich Cathedral.
The Hawk and Owl Trust has reported that egg number four for the cathedral’s resident falcons arrived at about 3.30am today, and the first full daylight glimpse of all four eggs was at about 6.10am today.
Lin Murray, press officer for the Hawk and Owl Trust who run the Peregrine webcam and the watch point near Norwich Cathedral, said: “We are delighted that the Norwich peregrine pair seem to be taking the egg laying stage in their stride this year.
“We have four lovely eggs with the possibility of a fifth to come in the next 48 hours.
“However, this is only the start of a long and arduous couple of months for these birds and their family. Mother Nature is fraught with danger so we wish these gallant birds well. Stay tuned!”
The female falcon laid the first egg on Tuesday, March 18, and then just over 57 hours later the second egg arrived.
The third egg was laid on Sunday.
• Watch the Falcon Cam at www.eveningnews24.co.uk and www.edp24.co.uk
• For more visit www.hawkandowl.org
• The 2014 Norwich Cathedral Urban Peregrine Watch Point in Cathedral Close will be open again from Tuesday, April 1 at 10am.