TWO new fluffy arrivals have been welcomed – at the top of Leamington Town Hall.
Peregrine Falcons took up residence in the tower last month, and since then avid bird watchers have been keeping an eye on them via live webcams – which were set up by Warwick District Council and Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.
And fans are delighted now two eggs – which have been sitting in the nesting box under the watchful eyes of their parents for weeks – finally hatched this morning (Friday April 28).
Dave Rose has been keeping an eye on the birds on the council website – even keeping a screen open with the footage on while at work. He said he is delighted they have finally made an appearance.
The Leamington engineer told the Observer: “It has been about 30 days since the first egg appeared and the birds have been working in shifts since then, keeping the eggs warm.
“I was getting a little worried because of the cold weather so I’m relieved to see the first ball of fluff this morning. Shortly later the second bird appeared and the chicks had some food. It was great to see them at last. “
The adult rare birds – there around 3,000 in the UK – could be seen on a live feed sitting in the box and coming and going from the hall.
And fans of the streaming service will no doubt watch with interest now the hatchlings begin to grow.
Visit warwickdc.gov.uk to watch the live footage.