How did he get up there?

At approximately 5 1/2 weeks old, our chicks are now fully grown and lost just about all of their white fluff.  They’ve spent the last few days frantically flapping their wings to build up their muscles.  Today, the young male flew onto the roof of the nest box several times and enjoyed sitting up there, showing off to his sisters.  They looked on quizzically, wondering how he’d managed to get up there.  They tried, but they’re not yet able to join him.  They’re bigger than him, so they take a little longer to grow, and their muscles need to be stronger to carry their heavier weight.  Won’t be long.  Within the next few days we’re expecting them all to be out, exploring the cathedral balcony and the other three turrets.  We were able to see our boy from the ground a couple of times while he was sitting on the edge of the nest roof – how wonderful to see him out, instead of on a TV screen!  They’re all looking so grown up now.

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