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Peregrine falcons at Malham Cove

We had our own Springwatch moment last week. We visited Malham Cove in Yorkshire to see the peregrine falcons.

Walking out to Malham Cove

A pair had nested on a ledge in the cove, the chicks had hatched and shuffled their way to the front of the ledge to look out for their parents returning with food.

The RSPB have a ‘field station” thee with telescopes set up and trained on the ledge and with the help of the very attentive volunteers you can see the chicks quite clearly.

Visit here for details on finding the cove and the times when the RSPB volunteers are present.

It was a hot mid-day when we arrived and the parents were not around so the volunteers kindly allowed me to use their models of the birds to give you an idea of what to look for.

The female is the larger of the pair.

Find out more about peregrine falcons.

The birds will be there for a month or more (but check the website) so have your own Springwatch moment and see the fastest birds in the world.

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