Eggs laid by Falls of Clyde breeding peregrines

A 24-hour stakeout to watch over a peregrine nest at the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve in New Lanark, got off to an egg-citing start at the weekend with the news that the resident pair of breeding peregrines had already laid two eggs.

Led by the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Peregrine Protection Officer, who will co-ordinate a team of up to 30 charity staff members and volunteers, the protection watch – made possible thanks to funding from the People’s Postcode Lottery – aims to protect the birds and their eggs from wildlife criminals.

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