Derbyshire’s ‘des res’ for superstar birds!

Derbyshire Peregrine

2015 marks the tenth breeding season for the county’s most famous falcons – internet superstars around the world. Nick Brown, volunteer for the Derbyshire Cathedral Peregrine Project, highlights why this bird is so special.

IT IS NOW TEN YEARS since a pair of peregrine falcons made their home at the top of the impressive tower of Derby Cathedral. These entirely wild birds arrived of their own accord and would have nested had there been anywhere for the female to lay her eggs. Unfortunately the 16th century stone masons, marvellous as their work is, didn’t think to cater for nesting falcons and left no flat surfaces at all!…