May 02 2014

Double-Teaming The Kids

Published by at 7:20 am under Peregrines

Both peregrine parents feed five nestlings (snapshot from the National Aviary falconcam at Gulf Tower)
It’s been rainy this week so the Gulf Tower peregrine nestlings have been pretty demanding when it’s time to eat.  On Tuesday afternoon their parents double-teamed them for the midday feeding: Dori on the left, Louie on the right.

At one point the adults were in synch, bowing to grab a morsel, rising to put it in a little beak.

Both parents feed five peregrine nestlings (snapshot from the National Aviary falconcam at Gulf Tower)

 

And then Louie ran out of food and they all looked at mom.  Louie left shortly after this snapshot.

Both parents feed five peregrine nestlings (snapshot from the National Aviary falconcam at Gulf Tower)

 

In the photo above the chicks are 6-9 days old and growing their second down.  By this Sunday the oldest will be 14 days, their second down will be dense and long, and they’ll be ready to walk out of the scrape.

Watch their antics on the Gulf Tower falconcam.

 

(photos from the National Aviary falconcam at Gulf Tower)

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