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Wrexham's peregrine falcon chicks start to fledge
Two of the three chicks on top of Wrexham police station
Two of the three peregrine chicks on top of Wrexham police station

Wrexham's newest residents are enjoying the best views of town from their lofty home - the top of the high-rise police station.

Three peregrine falcon chicks can now be seen starting to fledge on the station's top floor balcony.

Julie Rogers and other RSPB members are staffing a stall on the Chester Street car park near the Guildhall to answer questions and to give people better views with telescopes until the birds leave the nest.

"This is the third year the pair have nested successfully on the police station, but they've been here now for 10 year as we've been told they have previously nested on St Giles church," said Julie.

She expects that within the next two weeks the three chicks will take to the sky for the first time, and start to learn to hunt.

Julie Rogers, RSPB public engagement officer
RSPB staff like Julie Rogers are keeping an eye on the birds on the police station

Bird spotters have told the RSPB that last year the adult birds worked together to show the chicks how to catch food, and Julie's hoping the scene will be repeated.

One adult bird was seen to fly high above the police station and then drop its haul of food for a young peregrine to catch.

If the young bird was unsuccessful then the other adult bird was below to catch it.

More peregrines are moving away from cliff tops and roosting and nesting on high rise buildings across Britain, with Cardiff, London and Manchester, among others, having pairs.




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