Church Plunge Falcons Saved From Predators. Two baby peregrine falcons had to be rescued and whisked away to a secret location after falling mid-flight at a Preston church.
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Church Plunge Falcons Saved From Predators
Church Plunge Falcons Saved From Predators

Two baby peregrine falcons had to be rescued and whisked away to a secret location after falling mid-flight at a Preston church.

Andy Bilsborough, from Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary, Whitestake, attended an emergency call-out at St Walburge’s Church, Weston Street, on Thursday.

Just days before, Andy had been called to St George’s Church in Chorley town centre to deal with a similar incident.

He said: “I was called out to rescue yet another two juvenile peregrine falcons that had attempted their first flights prematurely.

“The first had fallen from one of the highest church spires in England, at St Walburge’s Church in Preston town centre. The second one had landed on a lower roof.”

With the help of the church’s caretaker, Hugh Reid, they managed to rescue the birds before they fell to the ground.

It is almost 12 months to the day since Andy and his team from the sanctuary were called to the Grade 1-listed Roman Catholic church to rescue two chicks in similar circumstances.

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