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Second peregrine falcon egg laid at Norwich Cathedral

PUBLISHED: 13:20 25 March 2012 | UPDATED: 11:20 29 March 2012

A peregrine falcon laid an egg on the spire of Norwich Cathedral today (Thursday, March 22).

A peregrine falcon laid an egg on the spire of Norwich Cathedral today (Thursday, March 22).


A second peregrine falcon egg has been laid on top of Norwich Cathedral in the space of just a few days.

One of the peregrine falcons on the spire of Norwich Cathedral laid its first egg this year on a platform set up by the Hawk and Owl Trust on Thursday.

But a second egg was laid last night (Saturday) with the conservation charity believing a few more are likely to be laid in the next few days.

People can follow the progress on our website via the special webcam focusing on the falcon’s nesting platform on the cathedral spire.

Leanne Thomas, from the trust, said it was likely the mother bird would lay an egg every 24 hours or so over the next few days.

An egg was laid there on Easter Sunday last year but it hatched an underdeveloped dead chick.

However, conservationists believe the new egg has been produced by a different female.

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  • Again I ask, is Archant going to make available online the viewing of live updates via webcam again this year? Last year it was very much appreciated, any news?

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    Paul Platten

    Monday, March 26, 2012

  • nrg, what a cheery sole you are! seagulls more likely than crows but they won't go near the platform with one of the adults near by

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    Sunday, March 25, 2012

  • I too would like more updates. I have been priveleged that I have seen the Falcon up close in my garden in Heartsease, has landed here twice. I wonder who is the furthest away who has seen this beautiful bird? How far do they generally fly?

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    Mikki S

    Monday, March 26, 2012

  • Hi Mikki S and Paul Platten We have a falcon webcam page on the Evening News website. To access it visit or click on the link on the top right-hand corner of this story.

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    Emma Knights

    Thursday, March 29, 2012

  • Good news, in a human world full of misery. Let's hope they successfully hatch!

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    Sunday, March 25, 2012

  • amalteser, the bird world has it's own misery. Crows will pick these chicks off, if the eggs ever hatch that is.

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    Sunday, March 25, 2012

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