2019 Peregrines

This year four eggs were laid with all four hatching. Three successfully fledged after one had died within a few days probably as a result of getting cold as the adults attempted to brood all four chicks.

All three fledglings in the sky over Taunton.

Towards the end for 2020 we heard from Luke Sutton of an amazing flight by RY. This particular bird was found dead in early November in Tiznit, Morocco. A distance of some 2,435km from Taunton. Sadly RY had been hit by a vehicle. While Peregrines sometimes travel long distances, British-hatched peregrines generally stay within Britain and this is the first record of one reaching Africa. Quite an achievement for such a young bird.