Peregrine chick flies from Norwich Cathedral nest

Peregrine chicks hatch in Norwich Cathedral nest

Second Peregrine chick has fledged off Norwich Cathedral

The moment the second chick is about to fledge Credit: Hawk and Owl Trust

A second peregrine falcon chick has fledged from the top of Norwich Cathedral. The chick flew down to one of the four pinnacles on the corners of the tower.

It will now be looked after by its parents as it starts to develop its flying and hunting skills.

The first chick to fledge from the cathedral Credit: Andy Thompson, Hawk and Owl Trust Volunteer

The first chick took its first leap early on Friday morning. These pictures were taken by Andy Thompson who is a volunteer at the Hawk and Owl Trust.

The first chick ready to fledge Credit: Andy Thompson, Hawk and Owl Trust volunteer
The first chick to fledge from the top of Norwich Cathedral Credit: Andy Thompson, Hawk and Owl Trust

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Norwich Cathedral's Peregrine Falcons welcome fourth and final chick

A Peregrine Falcon tending to its four new chicks high above Norwich Credit: Hawk and Owl Trust

The fourth and final egg laid by Peregrine Falcons in their nest on the spire of Norwich Cathedral has now hatched.

Staff from the Hawk and Owl Trust say the chick broke its shell at around 11am.

The first egg hatched on Saturday (26 April) just after 7:30pm, the second and third eggs hatched yesterday (Sunday 27 April) at 2:30pm and 5:30pm.

The chicks will now spend the next five weeks growing before they are ready to fledge.

Family of Peregrine Falcons almost complete

Peregrine Falcon chicks being fed on top of Norwich Cathedral Credit: Hawk and Owl Trust

Three of the four eggs laid by Peregrine Falcons nesting on the spire of Norwich Cathedral have now hatched.

The Hawk and Owl Trust say the first egg hatched on Saturday (26 April) just after 7:30pm, the second and third eggs hatched yesterday (Sunday 27 April) at 2:30pm and 5:30pm.

Peregrine Falcon chicks under the watchful eye of their parents Credit: Hawk and Owl Trust

The forth and final chick has cracked its shell but is not yet completely free.

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