Craven’s famous peregrines are set to become parents again.

The birds of prey are looking after four eggs, thought to be laid between April 1 and 5 in their nest at Malham Cove. They are expected to hatch at the beginning of May.

Carolyn Jarvis, the RSPB’s people engagement officer, said: “It is great news that the female has laid another impressive clutch of eggs. Last year, she laid four eggs and all of the chicks survived. Let’s hope it will be the same this year.”

Visitors to Malham Cove can watch the peregrines in action through powerful telescopes, with expert staff and volunteers at hand for questions.

To check when the viewpoint is open, contact the Malham Tourist Information Centre on (01969) 652380.