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.

The Peregrine Falcon chick rescurd at the weekend
The Peregrine Falcon chick rescurd at the weekend

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.

PSNI involved in the rescue mission for the Peregrine Falcon chick

“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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