Visitors to Manchester city centre have just two weeks left to get up close to the cities' popular pair of peregrine falcons
For the tenth year running, RSPB staff and volunteers have been running a special, free viewpoint where visitors can watch the spectacular birds in action. The viewpoint, which opened in April, will close on 17 July and won't re-open until next year.
Stuart Bartlett, RSPB Face to face Area Manager said: "Although they sadly didn't nest this year, these famously fast falcons have provided hours of pleasure for the people watching them. The birds are a fantastic attraction for Manchester and thousands of people of all ages have taken the opportunity to get closer to them. With only two weeks to go until the viewpoint closes, we hope many more visitors will come and enjoy seeing the peregrine activity - it certainly adds extra value and excitement to a day working or shopping in the city."
The RSPB viewpoint is running until 17 July and can be found everyday in various locations across the city centre from 10 am-6 pm. The peregrines can also be spotted via a live camera that Handsfree Group sponsored and installed at the nest site, as it is still a popular perching point for the birds. Catch the peregrines in action now by visiting www.rspb.org.uk/datewithnature and clicking on the Manchester Peregrines page in the 'Find a date' section.
Regular peregrine updates can be found via Twitter (@RSPBmanchester) where the public can also report any peregrine activity they see too.
The project forms part of the RSPB's Date with Nature programme of events, which make rare and spectacular wildlife accessible for everyone to see. To help support the peregrine project in Manchester, please make a donation through the Just Giving page - www.justgiving.com/mcrperegrines.