THE first peregrine egg has hatched at the tower of Salisbury Cathedral.

The cathedral's clerk of works, Gary Price, spotted the hatching chick on the nest today.

Four eggs were laid by the new resident peregrine falcon.

It has been a dramatic year for the peregrines. After a tussle over the nest the resident female Sally was ousted and a new pair moved.

But on Friday just before 5.30pm Sally returned to the tower, chasing the new peregrine parents off for a few hours.

Cameras are live streaming with a camera focused on the nestbox and a second camera on the parapet above.

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