Peregrine falcons have been nesting outside the clock tower at Rochdale Town Hall since 2008. The birds have attracted considerable public interest and they're regularly seen soaring above Rochdale town centre hunting for food. We built a nesting area for the birds in 2008 to help provide them a safe haven to sleep, breed and raise their young. As the tallest building in Rochdale town centre, the town hall reflects the peregrine's natural habitat to breed and hunt prey.
Our recent award winning Revealing the Roch project was praised for renaturalising the river and helping to bring wildlife back to the town centre.
More about Revealing the Roch.
You can see the birds' progress throughout the nesting period, between March and August, as they raise their young at the top of Rochdale's most historic building. The council’s live webcam is being viewed thousands of times every week, captivating people from the across the UK and beyond.
As well as the live webcam, you can follow the birds' progress using the Twitter hashtag
#rochfalcons or on
Facebook. You can also join the chat on the RSPB website.
We're aware of an issue when trying to switch the webcam to full screen on some browsers. We're working with our supplier to fix these issues. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.