Nestbox Show Coming To An End

Only one eyas left (at the time of this writing). The other three are still hanging around on the roof and ledge. Both parents just flew in with a pigeon carcass and are making it clear that the family will be dining al fresco from now on. The official update this morning from the Audubon Society of Rhode Island:

At 7:30 am, a second eyas left the nestbox and the third eyas followed 10 minutes later at 7:40 am. In just a few days, they will be learning to fly. Fledging is a very dangerous time. Luckily, because the nestbox is so high up, the falcons that fledge from this spot are able to easily glide from this roof to the many lower ledges and roofs of buildings below them as they learn to fly with confidence. The parents may even slow feeding the fledglings in the next couple of days to encourage them to take their first flights.

It happens fast.

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Just three days ago.

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