Check out the cathe­dral chicks

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

ITHOROUGHLY en­joyed your ar­ti­cle ‘The sky’s their limit’ (March 1)—such sleek killing ma­chines. I live in a north­ern town where we are lucky enough to have our own pair of pere­grines that re­turns each year to raise a brood in the church spire of our cathe­dral. Ad­mit­tedly, there’s a ded­i­cated team that placed a nest­ing box there for them and main­tains it so it’s ship­shape for the next hatch­lings.

The birds even have their own Twit­ter ac­count (@Wfld­pere­grines), which is en­hanced by a we­b­cam that catches all the ac­tiv­ity. The pair is al­ready back in res­i­dence and it looks as if we can look for­ward to another spring and sum­mer of these two and their chicks in the skies above Wake­field, with shoppers on the precinct hav­ing to dodge the bird­ers that set up tripods, all hop­ing to cap­ture the per­fect photo of our ur­ban birds of prey—pi­geons be­ware! Lisa Young, West York­shire

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