Peregrine chicks: now there are 3!

May 4, 2014 in In the Nest Box

Newly hatched chicks weigh about 1.5 ounces and are virtually blind.  Covered with only a light coat of fluffy white down, newborn chicks require constant brooding by the female in order to stay warm.  Feeding usually commences on day two when the small chick bobs its head looking for food.  The female provides small pieces of food for the chicks!