There are still long periods of quiet while the juveniles have a rest. When they do get up and move around though, boy are they entertaining!
A couple of times today we saw them flying around, grappling with each other. I saw dad zoom off southwards with two juveniles trying to catch him. Their flying is getting much stronger and more confident – catching dad is perhaps a little ambitious though! Landing is still proving a bit of a problem at times, taking a few attempts. They’ll soon get the hang of it. They’re tending to land in places that the adults never go, such as the top of the bell tower. We saw a couple of them pottering about up there, picking around at whatever they could find, exploring their surroundings. Every now and then we’d see a startled pigeon or a small flock rush off for shelter, having unexpectedly encountered a juvenile peregrine.
At this stage our youngsters seem to have a short attention span, having a brief fascination with whatever’s close by, then moving on to the next thing. Rather like small children, figuring out how their world works.