Peregrine Falcon rescued from hotel

Picture from RSPCA

Picture from RSPCA

First published in News

Firefighters came to the rescue of a bird of prey which came a cropper at a luxury hotel.

Preston Circus firefighters used an aerial ladder platform to bring down a Peregrine Falcon which had become entangled in netting at the Hilton Brighton Metropole in Kings Road in Brighton.

The bird was freed by fire crews and taken into the care of RSPCA officers at just after midday today.

 

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6:24pm Mon 23 Jun 14

peregrinecam says...

Special thanks must go to the members of Blue Watch from the Preston Circus fire station without whom, with their specialist equipment, namely the ARP Aerial rescue platform, this rescue would probably not have been possible and we would have lost one of these very special birds.
This chick was only hatched recently and only started flying in the last couple of weeks...
Special thanks must go to the members of Blue Watch from the Preston Circus fire station without whom, with their specialist equipment, namely the ARP Aerial rescue platform, this rescue would probably not have been possible and we would have lost one of these very special birds. This chick was only hatched recently and only started flying in the last couple of weeks... peregrinecam
  • Score: 18

6:29pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Jetsamandflotsam says...

What has happened to the peregrine nesting box on shoreham power station chimney?
What has happened to the peregrine nesting box on shoreham power station chimney? Jetsamandflotsam
  • Score: 4

6:43pm Mon 23 Jun 14

BlackRocker says...

Well done, everyone. I'm relieved not to see comments from the animal haters bleating on about about a waste of firefighters' time.
Well done, everyone. I'm relieved not to see comments from the animal haters bleating on about about a waste of firefighters' time. BlackRocker
  • Score: 15

8:28pm Mon 23 Jun 14

peregrinecam says...

Jetsamandflotsam
Seem to recall the Shoreham box was taken down to do some work on the chimney and it was decided it wasn't exactly the best place to site the box due to an absence of ledges..
Jetsamandflotsam Seem to recall the Shoreham box was taken down to do some work on the chimney and it was decided it wasn't exactly the best place to site the box due to an absence of ledges.. peregrinecam
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8:30pm Mon 23 Jun 14

peregrinecam says...

Blackrocker...the firefighters didn't think it a waste of time in fact they said it was good practice for dealing with human situations....
Blackrocker...the firefighters didn't think it a waste of time in fact they said it was good practice for dealing with human situations.... peregrinecam
  • Score: 3

9:50pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Man of steel says...

I just hope that the bird is all right, and is returned to the wild.
I just hope that the bird is all right, and is returned to the wild. Man of steel
  • Score: 4

9:51pm Mon 23 Jun 14

timjones1 says...

This bird looks like a kestrel to me
This bird looks like a kestrel to me timjones1
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10:02pm Mon 23 Jun 14

peregrinecam says...

Man of steel..

Not quite sure what will happen now as the next few weeks he would be taught the skills to see him through the rest of his life, hunting etc. by his parents and that is not going to happen with him at the recovery centre....
Man of steel.. Not quite sure what will happen now as the next few weeks he would be taught the skills to see him through the rest of his life, hunting etc. by his parents and that is not going to happen with him at the recovery centre.... peregrinecam
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10:03pm Mon 23 Jun 14

peregrinecam says...

timjones1

Definitely one of the Sussex Heights peregrine chicks
timjones1 Definitely one of the Sussex Heights peregrine chicks peregrinecam
  • Score: 1

9:59am Tue 24 Jun 14

timjones1 says...

"Definitely one of the Sussex Heights peregrine chicks"? I'm still not convinced. It looks like a fully grown bird with pinky-brown plumage on its back, a moustache and a grey head. That's a male kestrel surely?
"Definitely one of the Sussex Heights peregrine chicks"? I'm still not convinced. It looks like a fully grown bird with pinky-brown plumage on its back, a moustache and a grey head. That's a male kestrel surely? timjones1
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10:12am Tue 24 Jun 14

peregrinecam says...

No timjones1 it's one of the Sussex Heights peregrine chicks we ringed two or three weeks ago....
No timjones1 it's one of the Sussex Heights peregrine chicks we ringed two or three weeks ago.... peregrinecam
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10:30am Tue 24 Jun 14

timjones1 says...

Well I can't argue with that kind of evidence. I stand corrected.
Well I can't argue with that kind of evidence. I stand corrected. timjones1
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11:16am Tue 24 Jun 14

peregrinecam says...

:-)
:-) peregrinecam
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11:27am Mon 7 Jul 14

peregrinecam says...

Unfortunately he didn't survive.

He died within the first week he was at the rescue centre, much to their surprise too as he had been feeding and had been put in a flight to see how is feather recovery was. Of course the whole episode will have been very stressful.
Unfortunately he didn't survive. He died within the first week he was at the rescue centre, much to their surprise too as he had been feeding and had been put in a flight to see how is feather recovery was. Of course the whole episode will have been very stressful. peregrinecam
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