Flock to see peregrine pair in action

Peregrine falcon
Peregrine falcon

Bird enthusiasts will be flocking to Aylesbury town centre this weekend to catch a close up glimpse of a pair of peregrine falcons.

Aylesbury Vale District Council has teamed up with local volunteers to stage the free event on Saturday from 10.30am until 3pm.

In front of the clock tower in Market Square, experts will be on hand explain more about the birds of prey.

Telescopes and binoculars will be available to let viewers get a close up look too.

A peregrine falcon pair has made its nest in Aylesbury town centre for the past few years.

They can regularly be seen at the top of county hall where a specially-constructed nesting platform with cameras has been installed.

Councillor Howard Mordue, Cabinet Member for Leisure, said: “The peregrine falcons have a fond following in Aylesbury and never cease to amaze those who are lucky enough to spot them flying over the town centre.

“The peregrine watch is a fantastic opportunity to glimpse the secret lives of these amazing birds – how they live, hunt and survive right above our heads.”

Peregrine watch events are also planned for 24 and 29 May between 10.30am and 3pm. People do not need to book – they can just drop in.

Live footage of the nesting platform can be viewed at www.aylesburyperegrine.org.uk/pcam.html