Watch live footage of Peregrine Falcon nest at Leamington town hall tower

Live footage of peregrine falcons currently nesting in the tower at Leamington town hall can be watched online.

Friday, 17th March 2017, 11:28 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:04 am
Peregrine Falcon

Warwick District Council is working in partnership with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust to provide the video feed from the tower.

The peregrine is a large and powerful falcon.

It has long, broad, pointed wings and a relatively short tail.

It is blue-grey above, with a blackish top of the head and an obvious black ‘moustache’ that contrasts with its white face.

Its breast is finely spotted.

It is swift and agile in flight, chasing prey.

The strongholds of the breeding birds in the UK are the uplands of the north and west and rocky seacoasts.

Peregrines have suffered illegal killing from gamekeepers and landowners, and been a target for egg collectors, but better legal protection and control of pesticides, which indirectly poisoned birds, have helped the population to recover considerably from a low in the 1960s.

Some birds, particularly females and juveniles, move away from the uplands in autumn.

To view the live feed click here