28 February 2024

Salisbury’s peregrines lay their first egg

Salisbury Cathedral’s peregrines have laid their first egg.

The female returned to the nest just before 7.00pm on Saturday 19th March and laid the egg just before 8.00pm.

She stayed on the nest until the early hours of Sunday morning (20th March 2022) when the male flew in to take over. After a short absence, she was back on the nest at 6.30am.

They will continue to watch the egg in shifts from now on.

The first egg is exciting news and means there’ll be a lot to see on the webcam – but it is still a waiting and watching game.

The female won’t start incubating the eggs until the last one has been laid and she will lay at roughly 48-hour intervals.

A spokesperson for the cathedral said, “A big thanks to the local RSPB for the egg alert, particularly Pat Byrne, who spotted the egg late Saturday night. What lovely news to wake up to.”

To view the Live Peregrine Webcam, click here.

Written by
Beth Doherty
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Written by Beth Doherty