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Chichester Cathedral peregrines

12 April to 6 July 2014

  • Binoculars and telescopes for hire
  • Video link
  • Staff on hand to help
  • Refreshments available
  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Accessible site
Visitors at the Chichester peregrine viewing point

Image: Jacquie Cooper

Nesting peregrines have thrilled visitors to Chichester Cathedral since 2002.

A bolt from the blue? We're faster than that.

Arrows may have feathers, but they're slow compared to us. Diving to catch prey at up to 200 miles per hour, we are masters of flight.

We like to show off our agility, sometimes flying upside down to catch food dropped by a mate.

Sheer cliffs are our natural home, but the tall spire of Chichester Cathedral makes a perfect roost.

Visit the Cloisters Café to enjoy a close-up view of life in our blustery home. Live pictures and edited highlights from a nestcam show the trials of bringing up our family amid the grand stonework.

And you'll find a host of well-placed telescopes outside to help you spot us on the wing – if you think you're quick enough, that is.

Just turn up - it's free to see us.

Webcam

Visitor comments

Smashing views and a great way for children to see these beautiful birds.

Miss M Davies from Waterlooville

Spectacular birds, and volunteers.

Mr A Horne from London

Wonderful experience. Thank you.

Mr and Mrs Hodson from Pagham

Thanks for a wonderful experience watching and learning the story of these beautiful birds.

Mr and Mrs Laurillard from Andover

First time I’ve seen peregrines in real life. Never to be forgotten.

Mrs C Hunt from London

Absolutely wonderful.

Mrs C Taylor from Hayling Island

When can you see us?

Join our friendly staff and volunteers every day of the week in the Cloisters Cafe, 10am - 5pm, to watch us on the nestcam until our youngsters fledge.


Then come and watch the youngsters fly into adulthood from the viewpoint on the Cathedral Lawn.

How to find us

The viewpoint is in the Cathedral grounds.

The Cathedral is in the pedestrianised centre of Chichester, and within walking distance of Chichester train station and bus station. Follow signs to the town centre and Cathedral.

Parking is available in the city centre.

Still got some questions?

Telephone: South East Regional Office on 01273 775333
E-mail: nick.rosekilly@rspb.org.uk

This date has been brought to you with the help of Chichester Cathedral, Sussex Ornithological Society, and chichesterperegrines.co.uk.

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