The Peregrine Falcons Are Back in Brussels

The Peregrine Falcon (male) resting on a tower of the Cathedral (© RBINS)
27/03/2015
The Peregrine Falcons Are Back in Brussels
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This splendid bird of prey is back from the brink of extinction in Europe and North America, and the proof is here in Belguim! Year after year, one couple comes back to the top of the North tower of Brussels' cathedral to breed.

Since early March, the peregrines have been preparing for a new family: this year, the female laid four eggs, and they all hatched on 8th of April. You can follow the falcons LIVE via their website. There, you will also find a blog with updates, as well as a variety of entertaining clips.

If you want to pay them a visit in real life, you are welcome to do so at the foot of the St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral in Brussels from the 28th of March until 24th of May 2015. The observation hide 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 day and night, and 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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