VIDEO: Church welcomes birth of Peregrine Falcon chicks

As celebrations of the 500th anniversary of St James’ 
Church spire continue, the parish is also celebrating the birth of three Peregrine Falcon chicks, the first of which hatched on Friday.

Following a visit by classes from Kidgate Primary Academy, the first chick has been named Rapunzel and the second chick has been named Perry.

Peregrine Falcon chicks hatch. (credit: Chris Marshall) EMN-150525-122024001

Peregrine Falcon chicks hatch. (credit: Chris Marshall) EMN-150525-122024001

The Parish of Louth 
has named the third chick ‘Flash’.

The nest can be viewed on the closed circuit television that is in the Coffee Shop under the tower in St James’ 
Church.

The Coffee Shop is normally open from 10.30am until 3.30pm from Monday to Saturday.

The Rector of Louth, The Rev Nick Brown, said: “Whilst this has meant that visitors are not able to 
climb to the top of the 
tower, it is fantastic that we have our own birds of prey in residence.

“We hope that they will be with us for the next few weeks, until they are ready to fly the nest in early July.”