Peregrine Falcon Webcam

Did you know the Peregrine Falcon is the fastest animal on earth? These beautiful birds are capable of reaching speeds of more than 200 miles per hour when diving after their prey and are one of the few bird of prey species that can be found in urban areas.

Peregrines typically lay between three and four eggs in March and will incubate for roughly 29 and 33 days, mainly by the female, but the male will help out during the day so the female can go hunting. Once hatched, the chicks will be fed a diet of pigeons and other birds, before fledging after around 40 days. Peregrines will aggressively defend their nest from potential predators and have even been recorded killing a Golden Eagle that strayed too close.

We hope that you enjoy watching our webcams, the feeds for which were kindly provided by the Beleef de Lente Project, courtesy of Vogelbescherming Nederland and so some multilingual messages may appear on occasion.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why does the nest consist of stones, is this normal?

    Yes, stones are a natural nesting material for a peregrine falcon. Unlike many other birds, the peregrine falcon pays little attention to the interior and comfort of the nest, and this doesn’t impact the eggs or chicks. She will treat both with the greatest of care.

  2. Does the Peregrine Falcon start incubation after the first egg, or does it begin after the last egg is laid?

    Usually the first egg isn’t incubated continuously, and in most cases incubation really starts once the last egg has been laid.

  3. I would like to put up a nest box for my garden birds, where should I site it for best results?

    The best height for your nest box is widely accepted as being between 1.5m and 5.5m high (5ft - 18ft respectively). However, if your area has a particularly high cat population it is best to site your box even higher.

    If you only have an exposed site to offer, face the box somewhere between north through east to southeast, avoiding prevailing winds and strong sunlight. If siting in woodland, the dry side of the tree trunk offers the most protection. By their nature, open nest boxes require more cover; siting them near to climbing plants where they can be partially obscured is ideal. Siting your nest box near vegetation also aids young birds taking their first flights as it gives them both physical support and good cover.

    A clear flight path into the box works best and avoid sites such as the top of fences that make it easier for predators to get at the box.

  4. How often should I clean my nest box?

    Cleaning the boxes out at the end of each breeding season will encourage them to be used again in future years. As the nesting time of birds varies from species to species we suggest you wait until October when the last of the birds will have left. The nest may come out easily but if there are any deposits scrape them out, minding the dust as you go. We recommend using hot water rather than chemicals to remove any parasites that remain. As a final word of caution, take care when opening your nest box as other species such as bats, wasps and bumblebees may have started to use the nest!

  5. Does the colour of my nest box matter?

    Although birds recognise colours, the colour of the nest box does not matter. However, birds prefer a breeding place that is as natural as possible. They do this in order not to be noticed by predators.

  6. Will my nest box be used straight away?

    Although you may want to see your new nest box used immediately, this is actually quite rare.

    Birds like to 'check them out' first to become accustomed to them and to ensure that they are suitable. Don't give up though as the sight of newly fledged chicks is well worth the wait! Nest boxes erected before the breeding season begins (February) are therefore more likely to be used.

  7. I’m having trouble viewing the cameras?

    Visitors sometimes experience technical problems when trying to view the live stream cameras. A multi-lingual message usually appears on the camera display if we are aware of the issues. Please be patient, we will try and get the feeds back up and running as soon as we can.

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