Peregrine eggs at New Lanark watched like a hawk

Hatching? Peregrine eggs will be watched closely to safeguard the new chicks (Submitted pic)
Hatching? Peregrine eggs will be watched closely to safeguard the new chicks (Submitted pic)
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A WILDLIFE charity based at New Lanark announced this week that eggs have been laid by its breeding peregrines.

Scottish Wildlife Trust members spotted one egg at the Falls of Clyde reserve, with a potential second yet to be confirmed.

People’s Postcode Lottery Peregrine Protection Officer Adam Murphy said: “It is really exciting that for another year our peregrines have successfully bred.

“However, now our work here at the Scottish Wildlife Trust Falls of Clyde reserve really steps up a gear.

“To try to give these birds the best chance of survival, we ensure that there is someone on the site at all times watching the nest.”

Visitors to New Lanark can enjoy free entry to the Falls of Clyde Visitor Centre this weekend as part of the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

The Visitor Centre will host various activities during the weekend to provide a fun wildlife experience for all guests.

For more information on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette which is out now.