The Peregrine falcons are back in Brussels



The Peregrine Falcon (male) resting on a tower of the Cathedral (© RBINS)
The Peregrine falcons are back in Brussels
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Almost exterminated from Europe and North America not long ago, this splendid bird of prey is back. One couple stays true to the Brussels' cathedral, breeding each year on top of the North tower.

Since early March, the peregrines have been preparing for a new family: this year, the female has laid four eggs! We expect the hatching of the eggs by April 5. Follow the falcons LIVE through their website. There, you will also find a blog with updates, as well as a variety of entertaining clips of the falcons.

For a maternity visit, you are welcome at the foot of the St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral in Brussels from 28 March until 17 May 2015. The observation post is situated in the rue du Bois sauvage/Wildewoudstraat, to the left of the front of the cathedral. Two screens show what is going on in the nest night and day. Ornithologists will answer all your questions on the spot, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 12 to 6 p.m. If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of the falcons through the telescope!

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