8th March 2021
A new home for a pair of peregrine falcons
A pair of peregrine falcons have found a new home at the Suffolk energy-from-waste facility.
The pair, which are known to the area already, have been frequently spotted over the past 12 months, residing on the chimneys and the louvres on the side of the building. Staff on site have now constructed and installed a nesting box on the north-west side of the building to encourage the pair to nest this spring. The box has an internal camera and a moveable external camera so we will be able to livestream the young birds in the box, and as they enter.
Peregrine falcons are a protected species in the UK, so we are really pleased to be able to offer this pair a safe home for the future. The falcons often find unusual nesting places on tall, city structures which replicate the cliff edges that they would naturally nest upon. They are among the fastest animals on the planet, reaching speeds of up to 200 miles per hour when ‘stooping’ diving down on prey from height.