Chick-delight as nature lovers to name feathered friends

Entries are set to flock in for the ‘name the peregrine falcon chick’ competition organised by Rochdale Borough Council.


Nature lovers have again were challenged to find unique names for the three young chicks living at the top of Rochdale Town Hall.

Last year’s competition took off, with hundreds of people showing an eagle-eye for unusual names for the young birds.

Each winner received a £20 voucher to spend at Rochdale Town Hall’s splendid Clock Tower Restaurant, followed by a guided tour of the Grade 1 listed building.

One of the adult peregrine falcons at Rochdale Town Hall

Local schools engaged in the competition, with some classes enraptured by the council’s live webcam of the nesting area.

Councillor Janet Emsley, the cabinet member for culture, said: “The falcon chicks have captivated nature lovers from across the globe, with bird followers loving the council’s brilliant live webcam. Last year’s fledgeling competition really ‘took flight’ and I am sure entries will ‘flock in’ from across the borough!”

Falcon chick in the nesting area at Rochdale Town Hall
One of last year’s falcon chicks during the ringing process

Council’s Facebook page or submitted on Twitter using the hashtag #RochFalcons.

Full details can be found at

Last year’s falcon chicks were named ‘Millennium Falcon’ ‘Freddie’ ‘Perrie’ and ‘El Superfasto


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