Lincoln Cathedral celebrates Peregrine Falcons’ 10th anniversary

Lincoln Cathedral is celebrating the 10th anniversary of peregrines breeding in the main tower.

Volunteers and bird watchers have so far seen three successful hatchings this year with one male and two females.

In the last 10 years, the birds have raised 27 young in the towers of the iconic building.

Visitors from all over the world saw the peregrines at the Cathedral. Photo: Lincoln Cathedral

Visitors from all over the world saw the peregrines at the Cathedral. Photo: Lincoln Cathedral/Lincoln RSPB

The RSPB has, on each of the 10 years, organised a watchpoint at the cathedral, with the most recent being on the East Green.

This gives them the opportunity to meet members of the public and give them the chance to see and learn more about the birds.

This year’s event was held every weekend in June and July, with 25 volunteers from the Lincoln RSPB Local Group leading the event and engaging with over 4,000 visitors.

As well as people from the local area and the rest of the UK, volunteers spoke with visiting tourists from around the world.

The local group celebrated the 10th anniversary with a slice of cake supplied by Curtis’s of Lincoln customised with an image of a young peregrine.

The volunteers celebrated the project's 10th anniversary with a very special slice of cake.

The volunteers celebrated the project’s 10th anniversary with a very special slice of cake.