Resident Peregrines

We are very privileged to host a pair of Peregrines who have been nesting on the tower for several years.

Dave Pearce of Gloucestershire Ornithological Group has produced this report which is very comprehensive and contains many YouTube and Photo links. The latest report covers the last 7 years.

Dave Pearce said: “Peregrines had been seen occasionally for several years on the tower of Christ Church. In 2009 I thought that they might have tried to breed. After the time when any young would have hatched, church members were about to be taken up to hold an event on the roof so Martin Chapman (who was responsible for the church fabric) and I went up to have a look.

The birds had laid three eggs but these were distributed over the roof, which is flat but slightly domed so that the rain goes into gutters on two sides. The eggs had rolled away from each other and one was in the gutter. The birds needed some help to breed and so we proposed putting a nest box on the tower for the 2010 breeding season.”