First peregrine egg laid in the UK this year!

Some great news on the protected peregrine nest in Nottingham, England.

NTU Falcons

The first peregrine egg to be laid egg in a monitored nest in the UK this year.As regular vistors to our webcam will know, our falcons are currently incubating two eggs, one of which is believed to be the first peregrine egg to be laid egg in a monitored nest in the UK this year.

The first egg was laid at 8.18 am on Wednesday 14 March and was spotted by viewers watching the nest via our live webcam. The second one was laid earlier today at 11.47 am. Video footage of the both eggs being laid is now available, alongside some other highlights from the year so far, on the ‘2012 footage’ section of www.ntu.ac.uk/falcons.

Speaking about the new arrivals, Erin McDaid of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust commented: “We have been watching the peregrines around the nest for some weeks now and we had been speculating whether we might get an egg earlier than in previous years. However, we did not expect the first egg…

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