May 31 2013
The Downtown peregrines kept the PA Game Commission busy all day Thursday. Meanwhile at Pitt…
During Fledge Watch yesterday Baby made it up to the big nest rail (bulwark) for the first time. This is the launch zone, the place where the chicks run and exercise their wings, the last stopping point before first flight.
Typically the peregrine chicks practice on the nestrail for a day or two before they fly for the first time, but who knows with Baby. He still has downy white feathers on his legs and he looks clumsy in this photo, but he’s also very curious and ready for new adventures. I’m sure he’ll fly early. I don’t think he’ll wait until June 3!
Come on down to Fledge Watch and see. Click here and scroll down for the schedule. If bad weather forces a cancellation — which it might this weekend –I’ll post it at that link.
photo by Peter Bell)