Peregrine falcons raise chick in Glasgow’s Red Road flats
Birds choose unusual nesting site
A PAIR of peregrine falcons have chosen an unusual nesting site, raising a chick in a famous block of high-rise flats.
The birds of prey moved into the 24th floor of Glasgow’s empty Red Road flats which are due to be demolished.
By law it is illegal to disrupt breeding birds, so to help the nesting pair Glasgow Housing Association and demolition contractor Safedem funded a purpose-built nesting box for the adult peregrines at a nearby block of flats – but the birds stuck to their original nesting site.
The chick has now left the nest but will continue to be fed by its parents for several weeks.
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