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 been successfully breeding since 2016, and we are hopeful that we'll have a similar success in 2021. We have a new pair this year, so we look forward to seeing how they get on.
- 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.