My 2, 2024

Third egg hatches.

April 29, 2024

Second egg hatches.

April 28, 2024

First egg hatches.

March 25, 2024

Fourth egg laid, estimated 9-10am.

March 23, 2024

Third egg laid, estimated late pm.

March 21, 2024

Second egg laid (estimation based on timing of third egg).

March 19, 2024

First egg laid (estimation based on timing of third egg).

Feb 6, 2024

Copulation observed.


July 15, 2023

Alerted to a dead bird of prey on the road in Woking. The leg ring was retrieved and later confirmed to be one of our juvenile female Peregrines.

June 14, 2023

First reported fledging of the juveniles.

May 24, 2023

Chicks ringed by Jeremy Gates, we have a male and two females.

May 4, 2023

Third egg hatches, at approx. 10.00hrs.

May 2, 2023

Second egg hatches, at approx. 10.30hrs.

May 1, 2023

First egg hatches, at approx. 13.30hrs.

March 30, 2023

Third egg laid, at approx. 10.45hrs.

March 25, 2023

Second egg laid, between 12.00 and 13.00hrs.

March 22, 2023

First egg laid, between 22.00 and 23.30hrs.

March 16, 2023

Intruding falcon seen on the ledge outside the nest box, seen off by resident tiercel.

Mar 1, 2023

First copulation observed.


September 19, 2022

Female Peregrine ringed on May 27th, 2022 by Jeremy Gates found alive at Dungeness RSPB Reserve in Kent.

September 09, 2022

Leg and ring recovered at Didcot Power Station, of female Peregrine ringed on May 20th, 2020 by Jeremy Gates.

June 15, 2022

First juvenile fledges, seen by a member of the public on a nearby roof below Export House. The following day it successfully flies back up to the nestbox ledge.

May 27, 2022

Two remaining chicks are weighed and ringed. One confirmed female, with the other either a large male or small female. The dead chick is removed from the nest.

May 25, 2022

The smallest of the three chicks is observed struggling to eat, and sadly passes away.

May 6, 2022

The fourth egg fails to hatch, and the falcon removes it from the nest.

May 3, 2022

Third chick hatches at approx. 7.45am.

May 2, 2022

First 2 chicks hatch. Hatching times approx. 9.30am and 10.55am.

March 28, 2022

Fourth egg laid.

March 25, 2022

Third egg laid, at 15.32hrs.

March 23, 2022

Second egg laid, approximately 07.00hrs.

March 21, 2022

First egg laid, between 04.00 and 06.00hrs.

Feb 20, 2022

First copulation observed with new pairing.


Nov 15, 2021

Another Peregrine was seen with the resident adult pair in flight, above Export House. Views couldn’t confirm if it was an adult or juvenile but it was quickly chased off.

Nov 3, 2021

Another Peregrine seen whilst viewing the resident pair from the car park. It tried to land on the north end stairwell ledge but was quickly chased off by the current pair. It appeared to show juvenile plumage. Did it know where to find stashed prey / could it be one of this year’s juveniles?

Oct, 2021

Frequent visits to the Peacocks car park show regular views of the current adult pair.

Aug 3, 2021

Natural England have advised they will arrange a collection of our dead adult tiercel for a possible post mortem. This incident will be added to the current, unresolved investigation concerning our dead adult falcon which was found on the car park, beneath the nest box, on the 21st July 2020.

July 24, 2021

A video recording made via the nest cam clearly shows one of the Woking juveniles being ‘dive bombed’ by another Peregrine. It’s very possible this was the new tiercel. There have been no further reports or sightings, via the webcams, of this year’s four Woking juveniles.

July 23, 2021

A ‘new’ adult tiercel has been seen via the webcams. Screen grabs show this adult doesn’t have any leg rings and is seen, via the nest cam, displaying/head bowing to the resident adult falcon. It’s possible the new adult may have killed our resident tiercel in order to establish his new breeding territory.

July 21, 2021

An adult tiercel was found dead on a 32nd floor balcony of the new build at the south end of Export House. It’s leg ring details confirm it’s our longstanding resident tiercel. Cause of death is uncertain so the carcass is put in a freezer pending advice from the Wildlife Crimes’ Officer at Woking Police and Natural England.

July 3, 2021

Confirmation all four juveniles have now fledged – seen and photographed from the Peacocks car park.

June 23, 2021

The recovered juvenile has been assessed and is later released successfully from the top floor of the Peacocks car park.

June 22, 2021

One of the Woking juveniles has been found recently grounded near Export House and is now with Wildlife Aid in Leatherhead.

June 20, 2021

Confirmed sighting of at least one fledged juvenile – seen on the roof of Export House (above the nest box) and in flight. Viewed from the Peacocks car park. Fledging may have occurred within the last 1 / 2 days.

June 6, 2021

First juvenile seen outside the nest box via the ledge cam.

May 27, 2021

Third reprint of the Woking Peregrine Project book went on sale.

May 25, 2021

The four juveniles; one female and three males, had their red Darvic and B.T.O. leg rings fitted by Jeremy Gates and Steve Chastell.

May 8, 2021

Fourth chick seen via the nest cam.

May 6, 2021

Three chicks seen being fed and one remaining egg at 18:00

May 5, 2021

Three chicks seen via nest cam at approximately 11:00

May 4, 2021

First chick reported / seen via nest cam at approximately 13:30

April 19, 2021

Interview on BBC Radio Surrey with James Cannon.

April 12, 2021

Male positively identified from leg ring as having been ringed by Jeremy Gates in Guildford in 2013.

April 2, 2021

Fourth egg laid at approximately 19:00.

March 31, 2021

Third egg laid at approximately 09:30.

March 29, 2021

Second egg laid at approximately 05:30.

March 26, 2021

First egg laid at approximately 20:56.

March 25, 2021

Second print run of the WPP book went on sale and all available copies sold out in 24 hours.

March 6, 7, 13, 25, 2021

Copulation observed.

February 24, 2021

Live webcams turned back on.

February 18, 2021

‘The Woking Peregrine Project – The First Five Years’ commemorative book goes on sale. All 40 copies sold out in a day and a half.

February 15, 2021

Copulation seen via the nest cam.

January 27, 2021

The new falcon is positively identified as having been ringed on June 4th 2018 in Southampton. A year later it was seen in Farnham. She was the only female in a group of 3 juveniles.

January 24, 2021

Tiercel seen making a depression in the nest box substrate via nest cam.


December 15th, 2020

A ‘new’ adult falcon has been seen (via the ledge cam) with what we believe is the resident adult tiercel. The falcon has a red coloured Darvic leg ring. She also has a British Trust for Ornithology leg ring.

July 21st, 2020

Very bad news – the popular resident adult falcon was found dead on the Peacocks car park (level two/yellow zone) directly below the nest box. She was identified by; lack of leg rings, size measurements and comparison photos of her distinctive head/breast markings. Following a careful retrieval from the car park, the falcon was put in a disused industrial freezer and the incident was then reported to Surrey Police’s Rural Crime’s Officer. (The RSPB have since become involved and are assisting with the investigation).

June 30th, 2020

BBC Radio Surrey broadcast a Woking Peregrine Project interview with James Sellen.

June 28th, 2020

Article on the Woking Peregrine Project published in the Sunday Telegraph national newspaper.

June 9th, 2020

Another juvenile found on the 23rd floor of one of the new buildings being constructed near Export House. This one eventually flew out unaided.

June 8th, 2020

Juvenile found in one of the new building constructions, south end of Export House. Simon Cowell/Wildlife Aid called to retrieve the young peregrine which was found not to be injured. It was later put back in the nest box on Export House. First indication that the juveniles have started to fledge.

June 2nd, 2020

First report of juveniles seen outside the nest box; two on the north end stairwell ledge followed in the afternoon by all five (seen via the webcam) on the west side near the nest box.

May 20th, 2020

All 5 juvenile Peregrines have been rung single handed by Surrey Bird Club’s Jeremy Gates. We have 3 males and 2 females.

May 14th, 2020

Jeremy Gates (Surrey Bird Club’s British Trust for Ornithology licenced ringer for the Woking Peregrines) received a B.T.O. Ringing Recovery Report concerning a juvenile male Peregrine he rung at the Woking nest site on the 15/05/2019. The young tiercel was recovered by the RSPCA near Leigh in Wiltshire. Unfortunately, it had sustained a serious eye infection and had to be put to sleep due to the severity of it’s injury. This is the first recovery report we’ve received concerning one of our juvenile Peregrines since the Woking Peregrine Project started in January 2016. It demonstrates the importance or ringing raptors and adds to the current evidence that shows the high mortality rate in juvenile Peregrines. Approximately only one in four survive their first year after fledging the nest site.

April 28th, 2020

Fifth chick seen – reported at 11:38

April 26th, 2020

Fourth chick seen – reported at 09.22

April 25th, 2020

Second chick seen – reported at 10:00. Third chick seen – reported at 18:10

April 24th, 2020

First chick seen – reported at 21:45

April 23rd, 2020

Chick heard, via the nest cam audio, calling from within its egg at 23:58

April 17th, 2020

Sandwich Tern carcass seen via the PTZ webcam on the north end stairwell ledge at 09.38. An unusual prey species for the Woking Peregrines!

March 23rd, 2020

Fifth egg laid at approx. 17:00

March 21st, 2020

Fourth egg laid at approx. 10:15

March 19th, 2020

Third egg laid between 01:25 / 06:48

March 17th, 2020

Second egg laid at 01:11

March 14th, 2020

First egg laid at 20:28

February 20th, 2020

Webcams turned on.

February 6th, 2020

First reported copulation of the resident Woking peregrines.

February 3rd, 2020

Resident tiercel seen via the nest cam making a depression in the nest box shingle substrate.


October 23rd, 2019

14.15 – Unusual sighting of a Black Redstart perched and feeding from the north end stairwell ledge of Export House. Neither of the resident adult peregrines were home at the time!! The Black Redstart was seen again at 17.15 – on the roof / south west end of Export House with the adult falcon perched just below.

October 12th, 2019

Nick Dixon (urbanperegrines.co.uk) collected peregrine prey remains from Export House and with the help of Ed Drewitt (eddrewitt.co.uk) a black tern was identified. This is a new species for recorded urban peregrine prey in the UK!! The remains of three common terns and a common sandpiper were also found.

October 2nd, 2019

Food pass seen between both resident adult peregrines.

September 6th, 2019

Possibly the last reported sighting of the 1 remaining juvenile.

June 26th, 2019

1 juvenile seen chasing off a Red Kite!

June 15th, 2019

At least 3 food passes seen / photographed between adults and juveniles.

June 8th, 2019

16.30 to 19.00 – all 5 juveniles seen in flight and perching on the new buildings being constructed at the south end of Export House.

June 5th, 2019

One juvenile found by a McAlpine crew working on the 24th floor of the new hotel construction to the south of Export House. Area cordoned off to allow the juvenile to fly out unharmed.
At least 4 of the juveniles seen on the roof above the nest box.

June 3rd, 2019

First reports of at least one juvenile seen in flight and perched above nest box.

May 21st, 2019

All 5 juveniles seen being fed by adults outside the nest box.

May 15th, 2019

B.T.O. and colour leg rings put on all 5 juveniles at 17.30

April 24th, 2019

Fifth chick hatched at approximately 16.00

April 23rd, 2019

Third chick hatched at approximately 10.30
Fourth chick hatched 17.00 / 18.00

April 22nd, 2019

First chick started to hatch at approximately 06.30
Second chick hatched – reported at 16.50

Mar 20th, 2019

Fifth egg laid at 21.59

Mar 18th, 2019

Fourth egg laid at 12.53

Mar 16th, 2019

Third egg laid – earliest report was at 06.05

Mar 13th, 2019

Second egg laid – between 20.22 / 21.26

Mar 11th, 2019

First egg laid at 14.08 and 15 seconds!

Feb 27th, 2019

Webcams turned on.

Feb 25th, 2019

Copulation first reported.


September 4th, 2018

Last confirmed sighting on Export House of the remaining juvenile male peregrine.

August, 2018

Article published in the BBC Wildlife magazine mentions the Woking Peregrine Project and filming food passes between the Woking adult / juvenile peregrines for the BBC’s One Show in June 2017.

July 25th, 2018

Wildlife Aid reports the juvenile female has two wounds caused by talons – probably inflicted by an adult peregrine. One is to the back of the head and the other more serious injury is a deep wound to the shoulder. An operation is performed but there will be a prolonged healing process. It’s possible the juvenile may be taken to the Hawk Conservancy Trust (near Andover) for specialist care.

July 18th, 2018

The released juvenile female peregrine is found on level one of the Peacocks car park in a very poor condition. Following advice from Wildlife Aid, she is caught and taken back into care.

July 4th – 5th, 2018

Possible aggressive behaviour seen between both resident adult peregrines and one of the Woking juvenile female peregrines.

June 29th, 2018

The juvenile female that was taken into care is released from the Peacocks car park.

June 18th, 2018

2 food passes seen between the adults and juveniles from the Peacocks car park. Further food passes were photographed on the 22nd and 25th June.

June 10th, 2018

Confirmed report of juveniles starting to fledge – photos of 2 juveniles perched on Export House’s west side window ledges posted on Twitter. Unfortunately, a juvenile female was then seen to fly into an 8th floor window, car park side, of Export House late afternoon. It landed near some ventilation units and appeared to be injured. Wildlife Aid (based in Leatherhead/Surrey) were contacted and they rescued the juvenile which was then taken into care.

May 31st, 2018

All 4 juveniles and both adults seen together outside the nest box.

May 29th, 2018

Report of at least 1 juvenile seen outside the nest box.

May 22nd, 2018

Leg rings fitted to all 4 juveniles.

May 18th, 2018

Woking Peregrine Project interview shown on That’s Surrey TV and broadcast on BBC Surrey radio.

April 29th, 2018

By 11.00am the fifth egg had hatched but unfortunately died shortly afterwards.

April 28th, 2018

Three more eggs hatched.

April 27th, 2018

One chick heard calling from within egg at approximately 11.00am and first cracks appeared shortly afterwards. First egg hatched during the afternoon.

March 26th, 2018

Fifth egg laid (10.30 approx.)

March 24th, 2018

Fourth egg laid (05.00 approx.)

March 22nd, 2018

Third egg laid before 09.00

March 20th, 2018

Second egg laid before 8.00

March 17th, 2018

First egg laid (17.00 approx.)

Mar 3rd, 2018

Copulation observed

Feb 2nd, 2018

Fourth PTZ camera installed on North End


October 30th, 2017

The One Show feature airs on BBC1

September 27th, 2017

Possible last sighting of the one remaining juvenile

June 14th, 2017

Wildlife cameraman Richard Taylor Jones and the The One Show team pay a visit to film the adult Peregrines training the juveniles to catch prey in flight

June 11th, 2017

First positive sighting that juveniles haves started to fledge

May 25th, 2017

First juvenile leaves the nest box

May 18th, 2017

All 5 juveniles ringed with red ring on left leg and BTO ring on right leg

May 1st, 2017

Fifth chick hatched

April 28th, 2017

Fourth chick hatched

April 27th, 2017

Third chick hatched

April 26th, 2017

First two chicks hatched

March 28th, 2017

ITV London Broadcast Feature on the Woking Peregrines

March 26th, 2017

Fifth egg laid

March 23rd, 2017

Fourth egg laid

March 20th, 2017

Third egg laid

March 18th, 2017

Second egg laid

March 16th, 2017

First egg laid

Feb 19th, 2017

Copulation first observed

Jan 25th, 2017

Two new cameras installed


June 14th, 2016

Confirmation of the juvenile female having flown

June 10th, 2016

First observed flight of the juvenile male at 12.30

May 18th, 2016

Two chicks had leg rings attached.

May 2nd, 2016

Third chick hatches, second chick to hatch dies

May 1st, 2016

0520, First Chick hatched, followed by second

March 28th, 2016

Fourth egg laid

March 26th, 2016

Third egg laid

March 24th, 2016

Second egg laid

March 22nd, 2016

First egg laid

March 1st, 2016

Copulation observed

January 28th and 29th, 2016

The nest box and CCTV camera system were installed


September 19th, 2015

First of two visits from Peregrine expert Nick Dixon, to assess site and recommend a suitable location and design for the nest box. Nick then compiled a very detailed report which justified the decision to install a peregrine nest box, ensuring the welfare of a breeding pair of peregrines would not be compromised or cause any inconvenience to the residence of the office building.


Failed breeding attempts

2001 onwards

Peregrine Falcons sited on top of Export House