ONE of the peregrine falcons born in a nestbox on top of the tower at St Mary Magdalene Church, Taunton, has been found dead - in Morocco.

The male bird was a road casualty in Tiznit on November 1.

It had flown a total distance of 2,435km and it is the first time a UK peregrine has been recorded flying to mainland Morocco.

It was one of three birds hatched this year as part of the project to save the endangered species.