There wasn’t a lot of activity yesterday at Pitt Peregrine Fledge Watch.
Our most exciting moment was when Terzo landed on the bulwark above the nest and a juvenile hopped up to perch in one of the keyholes. Circled in yellow in John English’s photo above, the juvenile is on the left, Terzo is on top of the wall.
Here’s a closeup of the juvenile in keyhole#2 — very brown.
And here’s Terzo.
The downy white feathers on the wall are probably fluff from a prey-plucking episode near Terzo’s perch.
You can see that the “gully” is quite long in the top photo. The juvenile in the keyhole walked from the area near Terzo (keyhole#5) to the spot where he’s perched (keyhole#2). The young have a lot of space to move around.
Based on their (lack of) activity on Friday, I think the chicks will wait a couple of days before they fly.
(photos by John English)
UPDATE on May 26, 2018, 9:30am: Both youngsters were back on the nest! Now that they know how to get up and down they’ll try both places.