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Peregrines on the cathedral 2014

Welcome to the summit of the St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral in the heart of Brussels!

It is the eleventh year in a row that a pair of Peregrine falcons, the fastest bird in the World, breeds on the tower of this 1000 year old cathedral. Almost exterminated from Europe and North America not long ago, this splendid bird of prey breeds now in the center of a city where a million inhabitants live. This year, the female has layed 4 eggs since early March.

In order to allow you to observe live and in detail the spectacle of the hatching, the chicks growing up and finally the juvenile Peregrines first flight, we have installed a system of cameras connected in streaming to this website. Do you want to learn more on the natural history of this fascinating raptor? Go to the blog! Would you like to see them 'in the flesh'? Join us at the Observation Post that wil be installed at the cathedral parvis from 2 April until 25 May 2014! We will show you the falcons through a powerful telescope.

Welcome to the website of the Brussels peregrines!

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Would you like some more quail?

The three chicks are growing every day. They must weigh around 200 grams now. Their weight has increased tenfold since their birth!

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