We’re delighted to announce that the Derby Cathedral Peregrines have laid two eggs – the earliest eggs yet.
Peregrines have been nesting on the cathedral tower since 2006, with March 23rd being the earliest date for eggs before now.
Nick Brown, who set up the peregrine project for Derbyshire Wildlife Trust said, “We are delighted to have eggs already. Our previous female peregrine, who was replaced last year, never laid an egg before 23rd March. Our new female seems to be a much earlier layer. Peregrines usually lay clutches of four eggs in roughly two day intervals so we are hoping for a third in the next 24 hours.”