Fourth and final egg for Norwich Cathedral peregrines

Peregrine falcons first bred at Norwich Cathedral in 2011 and have now laid four eggs, expected to h

Peregrine falcons first bred at Norwich Cathedral in 2011 and have now laid four eggs, expected to hatch about the end of April. Pic: Peter Dent. - Credit: citizenside.com

The female peregrine falcon at Norwich Cathedral has laid her fourth and final egg.

The Hawk And Owl Trust confirmed the last of the clutch of eggs had arrived this morning and full time incubation has now begun.

It is hoped that the chicks will hatch by the end of April.

Since the platform was set up on the city's cathedral 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, opened last week, but was shut today because of the Met Office warning of high winds.

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