Norwich Cathedral Peregrines Update – With Sadness we are Reporting Chick 41 has Died

Unfortunately, it is with great sadness that we are announcing one of the chicks that was taken into rehabilitation care back in June, has sadly died.

At the International Bird of Prey Centre, where the chicks were being kept, cared for and were being prepared for their return to Norfolk, Chick 41 was found sadly dead.  Following a post mortem conducted by Veterinary Specialist Neil Forbes, it was found that the results proved to be inconclusive, showing no clear signs of cause of death.

However, following such a turbulent season at the nesting platform on Norwich Cathedral, with the added stress caused by all the events that occurred and the presence of a level of parasites found in all of the chicks (possibly caused by the male bring back disease infested food, whilst he was trying to feed all the chicks on his own for nearly a month), may have been contributing factors to the cause of death to the chicks that have died so far.

We are now left with only Chick YY who is still in the care of the International Bird of Prey Centre and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

As soon as she is deemed fit and healthy enough and ready to be released back into the wild, she will be back in Norfolk.  When this happens we will endeavour to let you know.  Thank you very much for the continued support of our dedicated followers.

Chick 41 taken on the day she fledged by Andy Thompson
Chick 41 taken on the day she fledged by Andy Thompson
'Peek a Boo' Chick 41 captured by Andy Thompson
‘Peek a Boo’ Chick 41 captured by Andy Thompson
Chick 41 in all her glory. Taken by Andy Thompson
Chick 41 in all her glory. Taken by Andy Thompson

5 Responses to Norwich Cathedral Peregrines Update – With Sadness we are Reporting Chick 41 has Died

  1. My family and I visited the International Centre for Birds of Prey just yesterday. We were saddened to hear about the death of another chick but so thrilled to see chick YY doing so well. I know she has some way to go yet but appears to be healthy and settled and is being well cared for and preparing for rehabilitation by a very knowledgeable and experienced team. Hopefully she will be gracing the big skies of Norfolk as soon as she is ready. Many thanks to the Centre for their commitment and dedication to all the birds they are working with including chick YY.

  2. http://www.icbp.org/index/

    International centre for birds of prey. .Ross on Wye

    The other week ,I sent a small donation (every little helps) to help rear the 2 peregrine chixs at the rescue centre above ..they were very grateful.
    I hope to get along to see the one remaining ‘YY’ chix before she returns to Norfolk. God willing.
    It looks like a great venue ,glorious grounds and you can get up close to birds of prey.

    Yes I have been deeply up set ,I just love birds and animals but we have all learned so much ,Thank you . x

  3. What a year this has been, so sad another of these beautiful chicks has not survived. Thanks Andy for all the brilliant photographs, would be nice to have them in a commemorative set of pictures to raise money to continue the work of Hawk and Owl. I would buy them!

  4. Possibly the rotten meat they ended up scavenging the box floor for. Unless mum was already carrying the infection & thats why she didn’t fight for her babies and territory. Dad did his best bless him. x

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