A pair of protected peregrine falcons are to get a brand new nesting site at All Saints Church in Harworth, Nottinghamshire.
A specially built nesting box was installed on 21st January to replace a previous nesting site on the pit tower at the former Harworth Colliery which is set to be demolished to make way for new development.
The new nest site has been arranged in partnership with the Church and Harworth Estates, the company responsible for the redevelopment of the former colliery site.
Speaking about the new nest site, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s Head of Communications Erin McDaid said “The peregrine falcon is a majestic and beautiful bird of prey, renowned for its speed and agility as a hunter. Their adaptability has enabled them to move into many new areas over the past 50 years and once it became clear that the nest site on the colliery tower would be lost, we were delighted to be able to work with Harworth Estates and All Saints Church to provide an alternative.”
The charity has been monitoring a peregrine nest on a Nottingham Trent University building in the centre of Nottingham for over a decade and works with a number of landowners across the county to protect birds of prey nests.