Salisbury Museum welcomed an unexpected visitor over the weekend.
On Sunday June 6, one of Salisbury Cathedral’s peregrines was determined to leave the nest, but wasn’t quite ready just yet.
A spokesperson from the museum said: “One of the Cathedral’s peregrines, Flo, made her first flight from the nest this morning – only to discover she’d jumped the gun and couldn’t fly off the ground yet!
“So she spent the morning in the Museum café garden (apparently she favours a flat white), until rescued by local bird protection experts.”
Salisbury Cathedral has an historic bond with peregrines.
The birds are now back after a 60-year absence thanks to the work of Nature Conservation Adviser, Phil Sheldrake.
Four chicks have already been ringed and named this year.
They are expected to stick around for another month to learn survival skills from their parents before striking out on their own.
So it appears this was Flo – one of the juveniles from the Cathedral – perhaps a little over-eager in leaving the nest, and needing a little help back! Watch out for video of her first flight from @SalisburyCath soon. #salisburymuseum #salisburyperegrines pic.twitter.com/dSsbNlw2vq
— The Salisbury Museum (@SalisburyMuseum) June 6, 2021
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