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See Peregrine Falcons at Lincoln Cathedral

See Peregrine Falcons at Lincoln Cathedral

Posted on 21st May, 2013

Peregrine Falcons hatch most years from their nest on Lincoln Cathedral. You can see them for yourselves through the summer thanks to the RSPB.

Although Peregrines are naturally found on cliff faces, Lincoln Cathedral, the once tallest building in world, provides a similar environment for them to nest.  And nest they have, with now more than 15 infants born on the building's tall towers.

The birds are often seen swooping around the top of the Cathedral.  In fact, Peregrines can reach over 200mph as they dive to catch prey.  Although the species faced extinction in the 1960s, they are making a recovery and Lincoln Cathedral is helping them to do so!

You can check how the new parents are doing on the RSPB website or by making a visit to the Cathedral itself to spot them in the flesh. RSPB staff and volunteers will also be manning telescopes at a free viewpoint behind the Cathedral so you can watch as the Falcons go to and fro from the nest.

The viewpoints will be available on the Cathedral's East Green most summers. Find out details on the RSPB website.

Image: Mike Baird (flickr)

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