First egg for falcons at Norwich Cathedral

The first egg of the 2016 for the peregrine falcon's at Norwich Cathedral. Pic: Hawk and Owl Trust.

The first egg of the 2016 for the peregrine falcon's at Norwich Cathedral. Pic: Hawk and Owl Trust. - Credit: Submitted

Easter is still a week away, but the stunning peregrine falcons at Norwich Cathedral already have an egg.

The first, precious, red egg of the 2016 breeding season arrived in the nest box today.

The female falcon is expected to lay another three eggs.

If all goes well, then the chicks will hatch in about 30 to 33 days' time.

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

The Hawk and Owl Trust's Watchpoint, which attracts more than 30,000 people each year to observe the birds in Cathedral Close, will open on Wednesday.

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