Another peregrine chick provides perfect excuse to celebrate

Another peregrine chick provides perfect excuse to celebrate

Published by Helen Down at 10:41am 2nd May 2020. (Updated at 11:22am 2nd May 2020)

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Salisbury Cathedral trio have become a quartet

Three peregrine falcon chicks at Salisbury Cathedal have another sibling.

A fourth one has hatched in a nesting box perched high up on the tower of the 800 year old building.

Cute scenes of a proud parent keeping them all warm have been shown on the web cam keeping a close eye on the family.

The adult bird of prey has also been feeding it's brood following the fourth chicks arrival into the world.

Parent falcon keeping 4 chicks warm 02052020

HOW BIG ARE THE CHICKS? 

Newly hatched peregrines weigh an average of just one and a half ounces, but that will double within a week, and they grow to 10 times heavier in just three weeks!

That means the falcon mum will be very busy with finding food for the chicks!

You can check up on the chicks' progress on Salisbury Cathedral's website - www.salisburycathedral.org.uk.

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