Urban Peregrines

Peregrine Queries





  • For advice on grounded Peregrines, corpses, ringing and injuries please Tweet @eddrewitt or contact me direct.

Peregrine with Green Woodpecker by Dave Pearce.

What makes an Urban Peregrine tick?

I have been studying Urban Peregrines for the past 22 years looking at what they eat and where young travel once they leave the nest.


During this time I have been working with others to discover that:



  • Many colour-ringed Peregrines hatched from nests in the west of England head to the east and north-east of the UK


  • Over 100 species of bird are eaten by Urban Peregrines from Kingfishers to Blackcaps; feral/domesticated pigeons make up a third of the Urban Peregrine diet.