Do you think these peregrine chicks at Cromer church look a bit grumpy?

Three grumpy peregrine chicks at Cromer church. Picture: Chris Skipper

Three grumpy peregrine chicks at Cromer church. Picture: Chris Skipper - Credit: Archant

These three newly hatched peregrine chicks look a bit grumpy.

But when photographer Chris Skipper captured the moment they had just been ringed.

A pair of peregrine falcons took up residence at the top of Cromer's 160ft-tall church tower earlier this year.

North East Norfolk Bird Club chairman Trevor Williams helped source a nesting box from the Owl and Hawk trust and it was installed.

Mr Skipper said: "They don't have expressions - it's just the way they look. The whole project's been going so well.


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"When we put the box up, we did not know if they would go in it, but she was in there a week later, then he was in it. Both of them are first-time parents. "Three eggs have been laid so far."

A screen allowing church visitors to see video footage from the nesting box has been set up, and a manned watch point outside neighbouring Cromer Museum.

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