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This is not what I usually expect to find at the base of a 240ft shaft, during and abseil inspection I heard flapping at the base and thought it would just be pigeons, was amazed to see it was a Peregrine and was happy to help it out and then to the bird hospital.

I'm not sure why the Perigrine ended up down the shaft, maybe it dropped some food, went after some prey? This was it's lucky day as it was 20 years since anyone else was down this shaft an it wasn't getting out by its self; the shaft was too narrow to fly up and it had hurt its wing a little by trying.

Now looking a bit happier, just before the RSPB turned up.

Tags:   Peregrine rescue Mersey Tunnel Woodside Rope Access Liverpool Merseyside RSPB Shaft Vent Bird of Prey stuck project365

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The RSPB was turned up to collect a Peregrin Falcon which I rescued from the base of a 240ft ventelation shaft on the Mersey Tunnels.

It was its lucky day as it was 20 years since anyone was last in this shaft, the bird may have either chased prey in or went after some droped food, but due to the narrow diameter of the shaft couldn't get back out, it also had some damage to its wing.

Tags:   Peregrine rescue Mersey Tunnel Woodside Rope Access Liverpool Merseyside RSPB Shaft Vent Bird of Prey stuck

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This Peregrine uses the structure to hunt and feed, very evident by the amount of pigeons and wader remains left by the Peregrine. As I abseiled down the shaft I did hear some flapping but presumed it was a pigeon.

I'm not sure why the Perigrine ended up down shaft, maybe it dropped some food, went after some prey? This was it's lucky day as it was 20 years since anyone else was down this shaft an it wasn't getting out bt its self; the shaft was too narrow to fly up and it had hurt its wing a little by trying.

Tags:   Peregrine rescue Mersey Tunnel Woodside Rope Access Liverpool Merseyside RSPB Shaft Vent Bird of Prey stuck

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Took a bit to get it in the bag, suprised how strong the talons are! We hit stalemate at one point as the Peregrine had a strong hold of both of my gloves/hands, I managed to get the gloves off and secure the bag.

I'm not sure why the Perigrine ended up down the 240ft shaft, maybe it dropped some food, went after some prey? This was it's lucky day as it was 20 years since anyone else was down this shaft an it wasn't getting out bt its self; the shaft was too narrow to fly up and it had hurt its wing a little by trying.

Tags:   Peregrine rescue Mersey Tunnel Woodside Rope Access Liverpool Merseyside RSPB Shaft Vent Bird of Prey stuck


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