Since the beginning of March this year, thousands of people have been drawn in to the lives of the Peregrine Falcons nesting in Leamington Spa’s Town Hall. Through the two webcams on our website and Warwick District Council’s website, people from across the UK and beyond have been able to watch exciting moments from the eggs being laid, then hatching and now the chicks being fed and growing every day. Over 130,000 people have now watched the Peregrines and will now see them get ready to fledge shortly.
The chicks have now been successfully ringed and we are now running a naming competition for the three special birds. The competition launched today, Monday 1st June, and all entries need to be in by 10pm on Sunday 7th June.
Philippa Arnold, our Membership Engagement Officer, said “We now have confirmation of the sex of the three chicks - 2 female and 1 male. We are pleased to have launched the naming competition and look forward to everyone’s entries!”
The competition launched on Facebook (Warwickshire Wildlife Trust), Twitter (@WKWT) and Instagram (WarwickshireWT). You can enter by commenting on the social media posts and include the Hashtag #PeregrineNames.
All entries will be considered for the shortlist by the partners involved in the project: Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, Warwick District Council, the Peregrine webcam volunteer team, Lockwoods of Leamington Spa who sponsor the webcams and Focus Optics. The public will then have a chance to vote for their favourite names and the winner announced.