Peregrine Falcon chick trapped on quarry face freed in dramatic rescue
Police were called to rescue a peregrine falcon chick which had become trapped in a nest high up on a quarry face.
Details about the rescue were revealed on Police Derry and Strabane Facebook page.
The post said: “Over the weekend the PSNI Search and Rescue Team were called out to assist the Northern Ireland Raptor Study Group to release a peregrine falcon chick which had become trapped in a nest high up on a quarry face.
“Peregrine falcons are a protected species and although this time there was no crime, unfortunately we have been called out before to recover the bodies of poisoned falcons.
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“By being observant and calling in suspicious activity we can all play a part in caring for our local endangered wildlife.
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