Peregrine Chicks Have Hatched!
Three out of four of the eggs in the ASRI peregrine nesting box hatched yesterday and they are already eating solid food. Very solid, stringy, feathery food. The fourth egg, a dud apparently, has been kicked to the side on the left, and bits of shell are blowing about in the box.
I concluded last year that 2pm-ish was a good time to catch a feeding. And right on cue today one of the parents flew in with a bird carcass and set to tearing it into bite-sized pieces (see below). This is pure unvarnished nature, folks. Peregrines are not vegan.