Two years ago, a pair of Peregrine Falcons set up nest on the rooftop of Ely Cathedral. We remained very quiet about their arrival in order to give them a chance to settle in and to see if they were going to nest and make Ely Cathedral their home. We are delighted to say that they did just that!
This year we were honoured to be able to share the journey of the miracle of life that the magnificent Peregrines brought into the world, via a live webcam. The webcam kindly installed by the Hawk & Owl Trust and sponsored by King's Ely, gave everyone the great privilege to view their nesting box and the chance to follow the four chicks daily progress from hatchlings to fledglings.
The juvenile birds will move on from the Cathedral but the parents should stay local. You may be lucky enough to see them flying around the Towers if you visit the Cathedral.
Peregrine Hunters' Trail
A fun trail for all the family to enjoy. Explore the Cathedral to find potential prey for our resident Peregrine Falcons! Download below or pick up a copy in the Cathedral.View the Peregrine Hunters' Trail.
Peregrine Falcon Art
Talented local Artist Graham Austin has created three beautiful paintings of our resident Peregrine Falcons. He's very kindly donated some greetings cards of the paintings to our shop, if you'd like a special souvenir of your visit to the Cathedral.