Peregrine limbo dance!

June 1, 2012 in In the Nest Box

This was an amazing Friday afternoon sequence.  The weather was cloudy and cool.  The male chick was endlessy flapping and you could just feel that he was so close to fledging, but not just yet!  The female was waiting and watching patiently.  The female adult returns to the nest box with prey and they all enjoy a snack.  the female then proceeds to perform a limbo dance on the perch pole.  She put on quite a show with the complete attention of the chicks!

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