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Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Peregrines of Derby Cathedral Appeal

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Please donate on this page to the DERBY CATHEDRAL PEREGRINE PROJECT APPEAL. [lt]br /[gt]This project is managed by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust in partnership with the cathedral on which the peregrines nest and the city council which hosts the webcams.[/p][p]A pair of wild peregrine falcons was first sighted on the Cathedral's ancient tower in 2004. The Project put up a nest platform for the birds because there was nowhere flat on the tower for them to lay their eggs. The birds have nested there ever since, watched by people all over the planet via the web cams. Peregrines are awe-inspiring birds, able to ‘stoop’ vertically downwards on their prey at over 200 mph, making them the fastest species on the planet![/p][p]Once widespread in the UK, peregrine falcons were almost wiped out in the 1950s and '60s by agricultural chemicals such as DDT which accumulated up the food chain. Once these chemicals were banned, peregrines began to recover, reappearing at their traditional nest sites on the coast and in the uplands. As numbers increased they began to nest on tall buildings in towns and cities such as Derby. [/p][p]The Peregrine Project brings the intimate details of these falcons - as they lay their eggs and bring up their chicks - into homes, offices and schools; brings nature right into the heart of our lives. The project needs financial support in order to get the pictures of the nest out via the worldwide web, to maintain the nest and cameras, and to engage new communities and school children with their lives and story. [b]Your donation will help us develop and sustain the project. Thank you.[/b][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

31 Dec 2018


Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Limited

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Limited




Another year of enjoyment from a great team. Well done lads and let us hope a successful breeding year.




Watching one in Ireland on a church spire but no cameras installed on site here,, so loving the footage here. Great project, wishing you and the peregrines every success this year.




Keep up the great work

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid



£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid



Enjoy following the blog and looking out for the peregrines any time I'm in Derby. Thanks for all your hard work.



Pip and Dick

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid



£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid



Fantastic project that gets me in to trouble with the wife when I should be decorating the lounge!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid



Yet another unpredictable year, thoroughly enjoyed the time spent watching our new pair, as I said it beats tv anytime. Thanks to Project Team for all their behind the scenes hard work.