Derby

Fourth Derby Cathedral peregrine chick hatches

Peregrine falcon at Derby Cathedral
Image caption Falcons have been nesting on Derby Cathedral since 2006

A fourth peregrine chick has hatched in a nest above Derby Cathedral.

The egg was the last in the clutch and will probably be smaller than its brothers and sisters, a spokesman for Derbyshire Wildlife Trust said.

Three peregrine chicks born in a university building in Nottingham have died in the past few weeks due to poor weather conditions.

Trust spokesman Nick Moyse said there was no reason why the new chick should not survive into adulthood.

The birds have been nesting at the cathedral since 2006.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust said hits to the project's webcams and blog had now passed the two million mark since it was set up six years ago.

The group said viewers from more than 70 different countries had been watching the birds.

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