Still Downy, One Down…

have enjoyed every minute of these young ones lives so far. Brilliant stuff

Sheffield Peregrines

Having suggested that the end of the week might see the first flight of the chicks, the recent gale-like conditions seem to have brought things forward.  After posting last night’s blog post a quick check of the webcam showed the female on the perch pole, being battered by the heavy rain and very strong winds.  Shortly afterwards, she moved into the nestbox in search of some shelter, and stayed there for some time with the two juvs out of sight.

June 1 night

By Tuesday morning  (June 2nd) the rain had cleared, but the wind was still verging on gale force.  At some point around 10 a.m. one of the juvs left the nestbox, though whether this was intentional or not remains in doubt!  My suspicion is that it was caught by a gust and blown off the edge of the box as they seemed a couple of days away from leaving the nestbox on…

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