The winner of Wild Marlow’s ‘Name the Peregrines’ competition is Brooke Prowse (age 11, see photo), who came up with the clever names of Marly (female) and Roy (male) in recognition of Marlow’s twin town Marly-le-Roi.
The pair of peregrine falcons, the world’s fastest birds, got together on the spire of All Saints’ Church in Marlow last year. Wild Marlow installed a nesting platform and a camera to follow their progress and has been rewarded with fantastic flying and mating footage. A clutch of four eggs, laid in early April, should be ready to hatch from around 5th May.
Wild Marlow is planning to host an event about peregrine falcons, when the public can learn more about these fantastic birds from a Bucks Bird Club expert.
About Wild Marlow
Wild Marlow is a group of enthusiasts passionate about wildlife and protecting biodiversity in the Marlow area, engaging the local community through fun events, competitions, volunteering and work parties to raise awareness of the importance of a balanced ecosystem.
The group covers all areas of Marlow within the SL7 postcode, including Bisham, Great Marlow, Marlow Bottom and Little Marlow.
Membership is £10 for individuals (allows free/reduced entry to some events). Wild Marlow is a non-profit group so by becoming a member you will be supporting us in our activities for wildlife and the community. Donations are also welcome!