Peregrine Watch Points to start on Cathedral Green
Wednesday 22nd May 2013
Derbyshire Wildlife Trust will begin a series of Peregrine Watch Point events on Cathedral Green, Full Street, Derby, behind the cathedral on Saturday 25th May.
The Trust’s volunteers will run the Watch Points every Saturday morning (11 am to 1pm, weather permitting) until the end of June. They are being co-ordinated by Peregrines and People Engagement Officer Ian Layton. He said: “We get thousands of people coming to see the cathedral’s peregrines and their chicks every year. The chicks should be big enough to see through the telescopes now and with a bit of patience you should be able to watch the parent birds as they fly out to hunt for food for their growing family.”
In addition to the regular watch points, a special one will be held on Bank Holiday Monday,
27th May. This will include cathedral tower tours in addition to the watch point. This is a joint event organised by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and the cathedral. It begins at 11 am and ends at 3pm. A small charge is made for the tower tours and donations towards the project are welcomed. Regular watch points are free.
Full details about the watch points are on the peregrine project blog at www.bit.ly/derbyblog , from where you can also see the live web cams showing the four chicks as they grow up.
The project is a partnership between Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, the Cathedral, Derby City Council and Cathedral Quarter. It is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.