Peregrine rescue

Yesterday we received a call about a young Peregrine Falcon that had ended up on the ground and was being attacked by crows.

Luckily someone had spotted it and recognised the danger the bird was in. The juvenile Peregrine was put in a box in a quiet place whilst assistance was sort. Eventually they were put in touch with the raptor group and we collected the bird. It was kept overnight by a local falconer who checked the bird over and ensured it was feeding ok.

Rescued Peregrine Falcon










In the meantime one of the raptor group members spent a few hours in the area that the bird was found in and located where the birds had bred and confirmed that the parents were still around.

Having been given a clean bill of health the bird was returned to the roof of the building, with the permission of the owners and the help of their staff.

There was a second juvenile (probably female) on an adjacent building and the adults were very interested in what we were doing and no doubt soon heard the calling of this young bird.

P3A male Peregrine










Old nest that the Peregrines used










We are hoping that we will be able to erect a nest platform for next year to save them nesting on a Jackdaw nest as they have done this year.

A big thank you to everyone involved, here’s hoping that this little male has better luck with his second chance.

About Mike Price

A member of Sorby Breck Ringing Group and Peak District Raptor Monitoring Group
This entry was posted in birds of prey, Darvic, Injured bird of prey, Nest Boxes, Nest Recording, Peregrine Falcon, raptor, reporting ringed birds, ringed bird, ringed bird of prey and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s