Late News: Additional Watch Day
As part of the City Nature Challenge, there is an additional Watch Day on Saturday 27th April – 10:00 until 16:00. Why not drop by and say ‘Hello’. (Weather Dependent)
The Next Leicester Peregrine Watch Day is on:
Wednesday 29th May at 9:30am
St Martin’s Square
Peregrine Watch Days provide a way for people to become engaged with local nature and to get involved with the natural world. The Leicester Peregrine Team from the Leicestershire and Rutland Ornithological Society (LROS) hold regular sessions in the Leicester Cathedral grounds. Volunteers are on hand to help you use our telescopes or binoculars to watch the Peregrines, to answer your questions and to talk to you about the birds and the Leicester Peregrines project.
Anyone can attend a Watch Point which is free. There is no need to book. They start around 9:30am in St. Martin’s Square usually finishing about 1:30pm or later if there is lots of activity. They may not run if the weather is inclement. Follow @LeicsPeregrines on Twitter for updates.
Further proposed 2019 Leicester Peregrine Watch dates for your diary:
12 June; 10 July; 14 August; 11 September; 9 October; 13 November and 11 December.
All Wednesday mornings unless stated. Dates will be confirmed closer to the time and events will be weather dependent.
If you are interested in helping to show Leicester Peregrines to the residents and visitors to the city, please contact David Gray via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
LROS Peregrine Team showing the public Leicester Peregrines at a Watch Point open day © Jim Graham
LROS Peregrine Team (Dave Gray [LROS] and Richard Kelly [LCC]) giving a talk about the Leicester Peregrines at the Guildhall in July 2017 © Jim Graham
LROS Peregrine Team answering questions on Leicester Peregrines at a Watch Point open day © Jim Graham
LROS Peregrine Team on duty during a Watch Point open day © Dave Gray
LROS Peregrine Team showing a group of tourists the Leicester Peregrines © Dave Gray
Ready to help – even when it’s raining! © Leicester Mercury
Adult Peregrine’s usual positions when looking from Guildhall Lane © Jim Graham
Check the platform out as you pass by – the birds are often sitting there quietly © Jim Graham