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York Minster Peregrines 2016

York Minster staff installed a nest tray on the North face ‘balcony’ on the Northwest bell tower (the site of 2015’s failed nesting attempt) on 30th March. A later follow-up visit added pea gravel. The Peregrine pair were seen mating

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Breeding Attempt 2015

Peregrines don’t bring in material to build a nest, they simply make a shallow depression in substrate with their feet to stop eggs rolling away. Often the place where the eggs are laid is called a ‘scrape’ or a ‘ledge’ rather

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Minster Peregrines 2014

York Minster Peregrines in 2014 – By Jack Ashton-Booth In recent times Peregrines, once considered birds of wild inaccessible places, have been increasingly found in cities, making tall buildings such as Cathedrals their home. On moving to York it was

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Welcome to the Web Site

This is the pre-launch version of the York Peregrines website. I am still adding content to the site, initially the focus will be on “where to see the peregrines” and some general info on the species. Hopefully a gallery featuring

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