Urban Falcons

category_diary80URBAN FALCONS – This week I returned to my old day job – presenting wildlife documentaries. This one was for a BBC2 series called Urban Jungle that’ll probably air in July. We were filming a truly spectacular bird, the peregrine falcon, which has come back almost from the brink of extermination in this country.iPhoto Library

What is incredible about peregrines – apart from their beauty and speed – is their adaptability. Originally a coastal dwelling bird, they’ve started nesting in city centres. Derby led the way by fixing a nesting tray to the cathedral back in 2006.  You can see the chicks in their nest on a live feed here.

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