Young falcons get ready to fly their nest at East Mill

Wildlife enthusiasts are hopeful that four young peregrine falcons are getting ready to fly their nest at East Mill in Belper this week.

The birds have successfully hatched at the town landmark, after several failed attempts.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust reserves manager, Richard Spowage, said: “Everyone is watching with a lot of expectation. There has been a lot of photographers around getting photos of these birds, because they are so amenable.

“Urban peregrines are doing much better nowadays than their rural counterparts, which are still being persecuted. Hopefully these young birds will fledge successfully, survive and help that population.”