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A new Atlas section has been added to the web site. This shows distribution and abundance maps for most of the birds that can be found in Wiltshire.

To access the Atlas, select Atlas from the menu items at the top of the page and follow the on-screen instructions.

The two peregrine chicks being raised on Salisbury Cathedral have fledged.

An orphaned chick, featured on Springwatch, has been raised by the pair of peregrines on the Cathedral who had one chick of their own. The orphaned chick was the slightly older of the two and fledged successfully on Wednesday 28th June with the natural chick fledging on Sunday 2nd July. We wish them luck, the life of young raptors is precarious.

In early June, three peregrine chicks were rescued from a nest in Shropshire after the parent birds were found dead having been illegally killed.

The three chicks, two female and one male have been fostered with the male going to the Salisbury Cathedral nest site where a pair of peregrines has been raising one youngster of their own. The foster chick has been accepted in the nest and both young birds are now being fed by the adult pair.

The Salisbury Cathedral peregrines are being featured on BBC Springwatch and on 7th June, viewers saw the orphaned bird in his new location. 

There is a webcam on the nest which can be accessed at

http://www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/news/peregrine-cam-live 

To read more about the persecution of birds of prey in the UK see 

https://raptorpersecutionscotland.wordpress.com/

New Incumbents

At the WOS AGM on 5th April, Matt Prior was elected as Chairman, Martin Cook as Treasurer and Nick Adams as Wiltshire Bird Recorder.


Information about WOS

Wiltshire Ornithological Society was formed on November 30th, 1974, and has grown in recent years to more than 500 members.

Our mission is to encourage and pursue the study, recording and conservation of birds in Wiltshire

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