World record holder Usain Bolt may have broken all records when he ran the 100m in 9.58 seconds. But, he's got nothing on the peregrine falcon.
At their fastest, these aerial masters of the sky have been recorded flying at a breathtaking 100m a second. That's 10 times faster than the fastest man on earth!
This year, come and see the masters of flight for yourself at one of our peregrine Date with Nature projects.
Spotlight on peregrines
For the 12th year running a pair of peregrines have nested on Chichester Cathedral. We believe the female is on four eggs, the same as last year.
While over in Wrexham we've got one egg - laid on 27 March. Last year the pair laid five eggs, three of which hatched and fledged. We hope the family will be as successful this year.
Bath peregrines provided us with a few interesting stories last year, including when one of the fledglings fell down a chimney and was found in a local’s living room! Luckily the peregrine picked the right chimney – the secretary of the local RSPB group!In 2011, the male peregrine at Symonds Yat showed us he takes no nonsense, chasing away any other bird who dared to venture into his territory. That pair were new and raised a family of four. We're looking forward to see how many chicks they have this year.
Plenty of peregrines to go round
We've also got peregrines to show you at Dove Stone, in Worcester, at Lincoln Cathedral, around Cardiff, or use our map to search for all our peregrine projects for one near you.
The New Forest goshawks have been busy nest building and are making all the right noises to suggest successful mating. Watch this space for more info, and (hopefully) a webcam direct from the nest.