Nest notes – 5/12/16

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5/12/16 – Hr 2 is now 4 weeks old, with Hr 3 just 3 days behind, it is hard to believe that C1, the peregrine falcon chick at the Cathedral of Learning, is now 13 days old and at roughly the same stage of development as the bald eagle chicks! They all are wearing secondary down and beginning to get their pin feathers in, they don’t need to be brooded as often and are becoming more mobile and exploring their environment (falcon, eaglets). And they are all eating a lot of food (falcon1, falcon2, eaglets1, eaglets2)! Bald eagle chicks take roughly 11 weeks or more to fledge, while peregrine falcon chicks fledge at roughly 6 weeks, so C1 is expected to fledge 2-3 weeks before the Harmar eaglets.

Harmar female stands tall over Hr 2 and Hr 3 5:12:16
Harmar female stands tall over Hr 2 and Hr 3-5/12/16

 

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