Breeding Female Peregrine and her 3 chicks disappear from North Yorkshire nest

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The female peregrine falcon and her chicks have not been seen since 27 May

Three peregrine falcon chicks have gone missing from a nest in North Yorkshire, sparking a police investigation. Wildlife enthusiasts had been watching the chicks and their mother and last saw them on the evening of 27 May.

However all of the birds, which can be sold for thousands of pounds, disappeared from their Sutton Bank nest in the North York Moors before 4 June.

North Yorkshire Police is investigating whether the disappearance was because of a predator or a criminal act.

In our opinion because of the age of the three chicks in the nest, together with the disappearance of the breeding falcon at the same time, this incident may have been a result of a criminal act by local pigeon fanciers protecting their racing birds.

1 comment to Breeding Female Peregrine and her 3 chicks disappear from North Yorkshire nest

  • Trapit

    I believe,but cannot confirm,that in the last couple of days there have been raids on over fifteen properties in connection with this case .At least one was in the owners absence,resulting in the death of a domestic pet.Without strong evidence, which I have not seen on this site ,was this action justified?. I sincerely hope so .