Wakefield's peregrines are now works of art

The city's peregrine chicks have been commemorated in art for a fundraiser.

Friday, 2nd June 2017, 4:06 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:41 pm
May 27, 2017 peregrine chicks ringed at Wakefield Cathedral. Picture by Will Forrest

Hoshi Dee has painted two images of the birds to raise funds for the webcam in their nest at Wakefield Cathedral.

The Wakefield artist, who was present when the three youngsters were fitted with identification rings last Saturday, has created a picture of three chicks together and another of their father feeding one of the chicks.

The artist’s beautiful images are being auctioned on eBay by Wakefield Naturalists who monitor the birds and set up the webcam.

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May 27, 2017 peregrine chicks ringed at Wakefield Cathedral. Picture by Will Forrest

It is hoped the winning bids will help pay for more than month of web streaming costs.

Avid bird watcher Hoshi Dee used the webcam and pictures to achieve the stunning results.

She said: “I find it is all in the eyes. If you can get the eyes right you can capture the emotions and personality.”

The pictures have begun a two-week run on eBay.

May 27, 2017 peregrine chicks ringed at Wakefield Cathedral. Picture by Will Forrest

You can bid on them by clicking on goo.gl/oCtQU2 and goo.gl/D4ESZ0.

The live peregrine webcam can be found by clicking on goo.gl/jdXGRs but please be aware that prey items are often taken into the nest and eaten.