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.

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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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