But before you buy, why not politely ask other peregrine watchers if you can try their equipment? Derby Museum and Art Gallery contains an exciting wildlife gallery, showing many of the habitats and species that live here.Come and stand close to a peregrine falcon in the Derbyshire Nature Gallery, then go and watch one flying free over the City Centre. Precey; the BBC, plus the many peregrine watchers and, of course, to the vergers and authorities of Derby Cathedral without whom none of this would have been possible.Please note that our specimen is very old and that museums today do not condone or encourage the taking of any bird for display. Funding or material support for the web cameras came from many sources: Many small donations at Peregrine Watches; other anonymous gifts; Derby City Council's Wild Derby, Development and Tourism, Highways Department and ICT units.Other nearby birdwatching opportunities include the nearby River Derwent footpath, going either upstream to Darley Park or downstream past the Council House and on to Pride Park. The peregrine project partners have high hopes for developing these webcam services in the years ahead as additional resources or sponsorship permit.The best viewing point is from the very bottom of Amen Alley, or by standing on Cathedral Green. Further information on Cathedral Green and the location of Derby Cathedral at the corner of Amen Alley and Irongate (Postcode: DE1 3GP). Why not combine a shopping trip to Derby with a visit to our museums, and call in to see our world-famous peregrines for yourself, all in one day?
Cathedral Green is at the rear of Derby Cathedral, near the Silk Mill Museum in Derby city centre, England.Look for birds on the east (rear) face of the tower where the nest platform is located half way up.Or look higher up a ledge of gargoyles near the top.Peregrine watch-points are usually run on Derby's Cathedral Green from mid-May to mid-June.These are organised by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, with full details announced on our Peregrine blog.
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