Surprise! After months of watching peregrines on camera the babies have walked away, leaving only “Dad” in sight.
Here’s E2 looking up to the nestrail where his youngsters are perched. Today all four graduated to the ledge-walking phase. As far as I know they haven’t flown yet.
At Fledge Watch at lunchtime I saw three of them on the nestrail flapping like crazy. By the time I got back to my desk and had a chance to check the camera, the fourth had left the nest and was probably up there too. That’s a surprise! I didn’t expect them to be so active when it’s cold and sprinkling and very, very gray.
Perhaps one of them will fledge later today. …Wish I could be out there watching!
(photo from the National Aviary webcam at University of Pittsburgh)