• Woking Peregrines 2024

    Welcome back!

  • Woking Peregrines 2024

    Welcome back!

  • Woking Peregrines 2024

    Welcome back!

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Welcome to the 9th year of the Woking Peregrine Project!
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The Peregrines have been successfully breeding now for the last 8 years. After the tragic death of our original falcon in July 2020, a new falcon moved in to take her place. 2021 proved to be another great year, with 4 chicks surviving to fledging. At the end of 2021 our original male was found dead on the balcony of one of the new builds. Very shortly after a new male was observed, and he was quick to chase off the juveniles. So 2022 was the first year with a completely new couple. They successfully bred, laying four eggs, with two juveniles making it to fledging. In 2023 three chicks successfully fledged but unfortunately one of them was killed in a road accident on Victoria Way. Here's hoping 2024 will be another successful breeding year.

Watch

  • 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.

@wokingperegrine @SurreyBirdNews @wokingcouncil Confident I seen all 3 yesterday, 3rd was sitting on the round car park edge while 2 were squabbling. Have noticed my last two visits they often sit directly on top out of sight

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