A SMALL crowd of people were stopped in their tracks when a fledgling peregrine falcon fell into a York street.

The bird, which is believed to have been one of the babies living on York Minster, fell onto a person walking past McDonald’s in Blake Street.

This image by Tony Cole, a photographer currently working on a book about York City FC, captures a concerned woman making inquiries about how to help.

The chicks are the second set to be born on the Minster to a pair of peregrines who took up residence some years ago. 

While the birds are learning to fly they might land in a dangerous location where they could be at risk from predators.

Earlier this month, four peregrine falcon chicks were ringed to ensure they can be traced when they eventually fly the nest and leave York.

If you see one land somewhere at risk, you can ring Jean Thorpe, of the Ryedale Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre on 01653 695124.