Peregrine chicks will fledge this weekend!

June 4, 2014 in In the Nest Box

Most of the down, save for a few tufts on top of the head, has given way to regular plumage.  They continue with bouts of wing-flapping.  The oldest chick is the boldest chick in terms of getting ready to fledge.  The oldest has gone form wing flapping in the box to flapping on the lateral perch pole that sticks out from the nest box. This chick not only flaps out on the perch pole, but also tests itself by turning direction……all signs of readiness for first flight!

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