UPDATE: 20th July, 2016.
Both juveniles are now regularly flying and have been seen hunting for themselves. All four birds are still resident at the top of the building, but are using the nest box very infrequently.
Some new images in the Fledging gallery from James Sellen here showing the juveniles in flight.
We've just posted up a video detailing the timeline of events here
Peregrine falcons have regularly graced the skies above Woking for the last fifteen years, and a new pair of these spectacular birds have recently made the town their home.
The Peregrines have bred and, due to a collaborative project, are currently incubating a clutch of four eggs, in a specially designed nest box installed at the top of Export House, the tallest building in Woking.
The eggs are expected to hatch at the end of April 2016, and due to the installation of a webcam, the events in the nest can be viewed live online.
- the adult peregrines incubating the eggs for over a month
- the eggs hatching and the chicks first feeds
- the adult peregrines bringing food to the growing young in the nest
- the chicks developing from white downy bundles into their juvenile plumage
- the juvenile falcons fledging after 42 days and taking their first flight
Peregrines are known to stoop (dive) through the air at speeds of nearly 200mph (320kph) making this protected species the fastest creature on the planet. Read more about the Peregrine Falcon and how this incredible bird of prey started breeding in Woking.