If you haven’t already noticed Coventry has become the home of a couple of pairs of Peregrine Falcons’ – a group of majestic birds that capture the imagination as soon as they’re spotted – but that’s if you can catch them! With a travelling pace of around 70 MPH and a stooping dive at around 200MPH it’s quite difficult to catch a glimpse…But the problem’s been solved.
Welcome to Peregrine Watch
Established in 2013 by the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust – in partnership with Focus Optics and All Saints’ Parish Church in Leamington – the Peregrine Watch meetings allow people from around the West Midlands a chance to catch a closer look at the wonderful creatures, as they perch amongst Coventry’s Cathedral spire and circle the skyline above.
With the use of a telescope, kindly provided by Focus Optics, we use our meetings as a chance to catch an inside look at the Peregrines’ daily activities: their flying patterns, eating rituals and even mating process’s if we’re lucky. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about the Peregrine Falcon species as we share formation and chat about the birds during our meets.
If you like the sounds of the Peregrine Watch meetings you can find out when the next one is here.