Still Waiting…

Female juveniles numbers 42 and  43 spent the majority of the day looking like they might fledge at any moment, but by evening had yet to do so. Mum and Dad continued to attempt to lure the female youngsters to fledge, circling above them often. They even delivered most of the days’ prey into the southwest turret (rather than that on the southeast of the building, in which the nest resides) in an apparent act of bribery! In the early evening the parents relented and brought a meal to the nest site for the young females.

On such a windless day it was perhaps unsurprising that the girls chose not to take to the air today. It is often said that Peregrines prefer to make their first flight into a headwind. Perhaps if there’s a breeze tomorrow they will finally take to the air.

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