Norwich cathedral peregrine chicks growing fast

The four peregrine falcon chicks which hatch on the spire of Norwich cathedral are growing fast Credit: Owl & Hawk Trust

Three weeks after the first one hatched, the peregrine falcon chicks atop the spire of Norwich cathedral are growing fast.

According to the Hawk and Owl Trust, the four chicks are now sporting their first feathers among their down. Their parents are also leaving them for longer periods.

The British Trust for Ornithology is hoping to ring the chicks this week to gleam vital scientific information about the life of the birds once they leave their roof-top perch.

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