Hunting Instincts

Earlier today, three of the juveniles were out flying, two were chasing each other, and the parents.  It’s all part of their hunting training, being able to follow another bird in flight.

Our boy is showing great hunting instincts.  He was sitting on top of the green roof of the cathedral, watching a pigeon perched below him at the bottom of the roof.  He was looking at it quizzically, obviously aware that it was a good opportunity and he should do something, but not quite sure how to go about it.  Eventually he flew down towards it, but alas, the pigeon had enough sense to scarper.

As far as we’re aware, the third female, number 34, hasn’t yet flown.  Of course, we’re only there from 10.00-5.00 most days, so she may have emerged early morning or late afternoon while there was nobody about.  Perhaps she’s just shy…

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The life of the famous Chichester Peregrines that live on the cathedral spire.
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