Peregrines nested on the All Saints tower for the first time in 2021, rearing two chicks. The birds generated great interest in the local community and so over the following winter two cameras, funded by generous donations from members of the church congregation, were installed overlooking the two turrets favoured by the birds. Pea gravel, which provides the perfect nesting substrate, was added in both locations to encourage them to breed again. Sure enough, the birds chose to nest in front of one of the cameras, giving us a privileged view of Peregrine family life over the course of spring and summer 2022, when they reared three chicks. 

Click the play icon below to watch the live stream.  You can also view the footage in the church, which is open daily. 

Special Peregrine watches will be held at the church every Friday between 19th May and 30th June, from 10am-2pm, and also on Saturday 3rd June.  

2023 - key dates

Four eggs laid (31/3, 4/4, 5/4 and 7/4)

All four chicks hatched (three on 9/5 and the final chick on 11/5)

Chicks (two males and two females) ringed on 4th June.  

Sadly one of the male chicks, XVH, died on 9th June, with the cause unknown. The remaining three chicks remain in good health and are expected to fledge in mid-June. 

The female Peregrine laid three eggs in 2022

Three newly-hatched chicks being fed on 2nd June 2022

The 2022 chicks at 2.5 weeks old