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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Beeston Peregrine Watch - Helpers needed

Beeston Peregrine Watch - Helpers needed

This year's peregrine watch at Beeston Castle will start on Monday 02 April. We do need new watchers at a variety of times and on all days. We especially need night-time watchers but day watchers are also needed. Whether you could do a regular slot or fill in spaces on a more ad-hoc basis, please get in touch.

If you want more information please email RSPBChester@googlegroups.com

Some facts about Peregrines
The peregrine is the largest British breeding falcon. It is 38-48 cm long, and its wingspan is 95-110 cm. The female is considerably larger than the male. The upper parts are dark blue-grey, and the underparts are pale with fine, dark bars. The head has a black 'hood' with black moustache-like markings on the face. Juvenile birds are browner and heavily streaked below.

Peregrines typically pair for several years and may live up to 10 years old - the oldest on record was 15 years and 6 months old. Both adult birds tend the young, which take their first flight after 5 or 6 weeks