Welcome to the 8th year of the Woking Peregrine Project!
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. Here's hoping 2023 will be an even better year for them.
- 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.