Second Norwich Cathedral peregrine chick dies
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Another one of Norwich Cathedral's peregrine falcon chicks has died it has emerged.
The chick was found dead on the ground yesterday and underwent a post-mortem examination today which revealed it died as a result of 'accidental natural causes' from a massive trauma to the brain as a consequence of colliding with something solid while at speed.
A spokesman for the Hawk and Owl Trust said: 'Although very sad to us, it is a part of the natural spectrum of dangers that raptors face in the wild.'
The death follows the earlier loss of another chick just over a week ago which just leaves two remaining peregrine fledglings from this year's breeding season.
The spokesman added: 'They are both fit and well, and flying around the skies above the cathedral with vigour. It is around two weeks since all four chicks fledged the nest.'
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The four eggs hatched in a nest at the top of the cathedral between April 30 and May 2.
Log onto www.edp24.co.uk/home/webcam/falcon-cam to see them on the web camera.
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