Coming on in leaps and bounds

Well, short hops anyway.  Again today our boy was sitting on top of the nest box and turret, with one of his sisters joining him.  The other two have yet to take that leap.  He’s getting more daring, hopping across the gaps on top of the turret from one stone to the next.  He was gripping tightly and flapping his wings to build up strength.  At one point we thought he was going to take a dive into the balcony below, but he managed to hang on.  He’ll be flying soon!

Our boy - exercising his muscles

 

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5 Responses to Coming on in leaps and bounds

  1. itmepete says:

    Last night at 6.50pm I was watching a pair of Peregrines circling about over the Northwest of Chichester, above St. Paul’s Road. There was one large bird, and one much smaller. Of course this might have been the two adults, but I wondered if I might be watching the young male on one of his maiden voyages, accompanied by an adult. The pair were being fairly closely monitored by around twenty Swifts, in whom the Peregrines did not seem in the least interested.

  2. admin says:

    I think it was the adult male and female, but I will check his progress today and let you know later…it’s all about to happen for our four youngster’s.

  3. admin says:

    Juveniles on top of turret making lots of noise but none has flown at time of writing – so last night it was the adults seen flying over northwest chichester.

  4. itmepete says:

    That’s good to know, cheers. It’s very frustrating not being able to come to the Cathedral much after a recent injury and operation. Your blog is now an even more important link to events down there for me, so thanks very much for all your work.

  5. admin says:

    Thanks ‘itmepete’. It is good to know that we can brighten your life and we hope you are feeling better soon. It is really great to get comments from people who visit our site – thank you.

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