May 11 2011
Over the weekend the nestlings at the Cathedral of Learning moved out of their huddle and began to motor around the nest. As soon as they discovered their wings, they realized they could move faster if they flapped while walking.
They were so busy on Sunday that they sometimes moved out of camera view. Here you see only three of the four chicks. Clearly it was time to zoom out the snapshot camera so we could see them better.
Of course I’ll miss these cute close-ups. (Peek-a-boo!)
But as soon as we had a wider view, we got a freeze-frame of an incoming peregrine. What an action shot!
And now we can see all the chicks, even when they’re at the front of the nest.
(photos from the National Aviary snapshot camera at the Cathderal of Learning, University of Pittsburgh)