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?
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
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.
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
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
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
Peregrine Falcons sited on top of Export House