£398raised of £2,700 target by 24 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,700 to fund “Taunton Peregrine Falcon Project” installing a nesting box and CCTV camera system to monitor birds at St Mary's Church, Taunton, UK.

Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom

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(Project cover picture Carl Bovis 2017 Copyright).

During 2017 a pair of Peregrine falcons arrived at St Mary Magdalene Church in Taunton Somerset UK.

The birds have provided a real spectacle for the community and local people and others travelling from further away have all travelled to view these spectacular birds.

St Mary Magdalene Church in Taunton, Somerset,UK.

Both birds carry blue leg-rings JY (Bulletina) was ringed in Bath on the 26th May 2015 as a female. And JN (Bullet) was ringed in Exeter on the 21st May 2015 as a male.

This pair have now established a territory at the church and can often be spotted on and around the tower.

Picture credit Carl Bovis 2017.

Both Peregrines are currently in their second year and we are hoping they will make their first breeding attempt in 2018.

(Above) Stephen Jennings constructing  the  peregrine  nesting  box.

“Taunton Peregrines Project” is a community project aimed at monitoring these birds and bringing images of them live to the cafe area of St Mary Magdalane church and offering a live website camera stream in the future.

We have already secured £3.500 from Taunton Deane Borough Council and have to match their funding before funds can be released.

Also big thanks to Somerset Ornithological Society who have donated £1,000 to the project.

Rev Rod Corke surveys the roof of St Mary's Church in Taunton.

We are so close now and have set our final target at £2,700 pounds which would result in us raising the final £2,500 for the project to proceed.

Any funds raised are used 100% for the Taunton Peregrine Project and Michael Leigh-Mallory acts as project manager on a voluntary basis and recieves no payment for his services.

Hoping we can achieve the target with your help.

Michael Leigh-Mallory 2017

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  • Stuart Greig

    Stuart Greig

    Jan 27, 2018

    Great project.Good luck with the fundraising


  • Derek Clark

    Derek Clark

    Dec 17, 2017

    Hope you get them money you need and it gets some youngsters interested in birding,


  • Natalie Talbot

    Natalie Talbot

    Dec 9, 2017

    I really hope you raise all the money! Would be amazing to watch the birds all the time!


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    Dec 9, 2017


  • Alan Course

    Alan Course

    Dec 9, 2017


  • Carol Puckett

    Carol Puckett

    Dec 8, 2017


  • Helen Hawke

    Helen Hawke

    Dec 2, 2017

    Wishing the project the very best exciting times a head


About the fundraiser
Michael Leigh-Mallory

Michael Leigh-Mallory

Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom

Naturalist and Ecologist, specialising in UK native wildlife. Wildlife consultant and professional tour guide. Experience having managed a number of CCTV and wildlife monitoring projects. Schedule 1 licence holder for White tailed-eagle in 2011.

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