Salisbury Cathedral peregrine falcon lays second egg

Salisbury Cathedral peregrine falcon lays second egg

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 10:10am 26th March 2020. (Updated at 10:51am 26th March 2020)

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The female in the nesting box at the base of the spire is doing well, and it's hoped there'll be more eggs to follow.

The first egg of 2020 arrived, poignantly on Mother's Day (Sunday 22nd March), with the second being laid on Tuesday night (24th March). 

Peregrine falcons normally lay 3 or 4 eggs a season, so bird experts are keeping a close eye to see if there'll be any more.

Once all the eggs have arrived, there's an incubation period of 29 to 32 days.

Salisbury Cathedral Peregrine Falcon Second Egg March 2020
The female's carefully looking after the two eggs that have arrived so far


A webcam that's focussed on the nesting box at Salisbury Cathedral is online at the moment.

We're told there's been a 94% increase in viewers to that since the first egg was laid at the weekend.

You can watch that on the Salisbury Cathedral website.

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