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Peregrine Falcons

Over twenty years ago, a pair of breeding Peregrine Falcons chose a window ledge of level 9 on NTU’s Newton building as their nesting site. These beautiful birds of prey are legally protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

  • Peregrine Falcon and 2 Eggs 2023
    Peregrine Falcon and 2 Eggs 2023
  • 3 Eggs 2023
  • Male Peregrine (Archie) in Nest Box
  • Falcon Chicks 2022
  • Falcon and Chicks 2022

The Story of the NTU Peregrine Falcons

Peregrine Falcon in Nest Box

For the past 20 years, NTU has partnered with the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust to protect the peregrines and have had the opportunity to follow the falcon's journey through both successful and difficult breeding seasons.

Breeding season runs from March to September and you can watch all the action and follow their journey live via our 'falcon cam'. The livestream received more than 1 million views worldwide in 2022!

Since the cameras were installed in 2012, viewers have seen 31 chicks fledge, with 42 chicks fledging in total since the birds took up residence over 20 years ago.

Check Out Our Peregrine Falcon Breeding Blog

Watch the Peregrine Falcon Live Stream

Peregrines can reach over 200 miles an hour while diving to catch prey, making them the fastest animal in the world!

You can watch their day-to-day behaviour via our falcon webcam.