Come and see!
This fifteenth edition of "Falcons for all" offers you this spring to discover the Peregrine Falcons, and particularly the nesting cycle of two Peregrine families living in Brussels, using cameras located only a few tens of centimetres from the falcons. A surprising spectacle, enriching, touching.
But that's not all ! We allow you to observe these beautiful birds in real life! Discover a Peregrine Falcon, the fastest bird in the world; arriving at full speed to land on a gargoyle of the Cathedral of Saints Michael and Gudula; watch a female join her young who are waiting for her at the top of the tower of the City Hall of Woluwe-Saint-Pierre; and see the head of a falcon chick in the centre of the dial of the clock which adorns the bell-tower of the Saint Job church of Uccle thanks to a powerful telescope which will give you magnificent experiences.
Interested? Come and join us at the observation posts we organise at the following dates and places:
Cathedral of Saints Michael and Gudula: every Wednesday and Saturday of May, from 12:00 to 18:00: meeting point: Rue du Bois Sauvage at 1000 Brussels;
City Hall of Woluwe-Saint-Pierre: Friday 10 May from 16:30 to 18:00, Wednesday 15 May from 16:30 to 18:00, Friday 24 May from 16:30 to 18:00, meeting point: 93 avenue Charles Thielemans, at 1150 Brussels;
Saint Job church in Uccle, Sunday 12 May from 16:30 to 18:00 and Sunday 19 May from 16:30 to 18:00, meeting point: Saint Job at 1180 Brussels.
The telescope we have is so well you can photograph the Peregrines with your smartphone in front of the ocular. This technique was invented about fifteen years ago by a Belgian and is bluffing! The photos of Peregrines illustrating this blog were made using this technique.
Do you want to see Peregrine Falcons in real life? Do you want a poster Falcons for all 2019? Do you have questions about this extraordinary species? Join us!
Photo 1: The Observation post of Uccle on Saint Job Square (photo DV)
Photo 2: The male Peregrine of Uccle (photo DV)
Photo 3: A young Peregrine is observing the sky (photo DV)
Photo 4: The female Peregrine of Uccle (photo DV)