Sunday, 28 April 2019

Easter Eggs

For ten years, Chris Skipper has been photographing the peregrine falcons which nest on top of Norwich Cathedral.It is his passion - and he has achieved some fantastic shots. 
He does admit he can take 1000 pictures in a day, and end up with only half a dozen worth keeping. But they are truly amazing... 
You can read about his passion and see pictures here
Things have been pretty exciting over the last week or so - four eggs were laid, and they have begun to hatch, [video here]
Birds have nested here and hatched eggs every year since 2012, and the "Hawk and Owl Trust" has set up a watching post for visitors.[details here]

Their Latin name- Falco peregrinus means "Pilgrim falcon"
There are only about 2000 peregrines in the UK, and they are protected by law. How lovely that these pilgrim birds are nesting in the Cathedral.
Birds find nooks and crannies in your house
sparrows and swallows [and falcons!] make nests there
They lay their eggs and raise their young,
singing their songs in the place where we worship
[Psalm 84 - from 'The Message']


  1. Awww, isn't that lovely!! I love the look that falcon is giving the camera in the last picture!x

  2. Beautiful!! A great blessing!

  3. That's an amazing verse! So lovely to read after the Notre Dame bees post x

  4. We had peregrine falcons nesting on one of the highrise towers when I worked at York University here in Toronto. They had been reintroduced and did really well and were fascinating to watch.

  5. How wonderful! I hope the last egg hatched, too.

  6. Goodness that's high! He must be very committed to the cause


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