May 29 2012
It’s “All Peregrines, All the Time” now that the nestlings are having adventures.
This morning at 6:58am our Interpid Explorer Chick appeared topside again. The lure of food was just too much to keep him down. His brothers were having a noisy breakfast and he was determined not to miss it.
While Momma’s back was turned he jumped up to the nestrail and shrieked for food even louder than his brothers. He was so hungry that he rushed to the back of the nest and ate two scraps before he moved front and center to get his share. See him on the video archive here on YouTube.
Now that he’s back I’m sure he has tales to tell. On Sunday, about an hour after he fell into the gully he was seen on camera below the nest.
While there he explored all the corners of the spacious floor and ate all the scraps of food. By this morning he was probably out of scraps and had had enough.
Ta dah! I’m back! Now feed me!
(photos from the National Aviary falconcam at the University of Pittsburgh, video from WildEarth.tv (Can anyone tell me how to link directly to this specific hotspot at WildEarth?))