Peregrine Update

From egg> hatchling> nestling> fledgling> clean up your room! Not sure if ‘teenager’ is a recognized ornithological term but we all know it when we see it. The slugabed in the lower right has been giving me the stink-eye all afternoon. A little preening would go a long way.

I keep missing the feedings but it is clear that these guys are eating something. Things move quickly at this stage, although there is usually an extended period of flapping and flopping about before taking the leap. Stay tuned.

Go here to watch the nesting box which is maintained by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island (ASRI). They post updates that are much more informative than our nonsense. And scroll all the way down to see the chart that chronicles the nesting box progeny from 2000 to 2022. Sixty-five so far! This sounds encouraging:

Since 2018, the box is occupied by unbanded birds and it may be difficult to know if they are displaced by other unbanded birds. The good news is that the increasing number of unbanded Peregrine Falcons is evidence that the species is rebounding in the wild and there are many successful nests unknown or unreachable to ornithologists.

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