why the chicks aren't in view (where are they?)
And, check out the second half of this post from last year that discusses feeding and are they getting enough to eat?
Finally, the nestlings are vocalizing a lot whether or not they are getting fed. This is a normal part of peregrine communications and doesn't necessarily mean they are hungry, upset, hot, or whatever. Like they are and will exercise their wings, stretch their necks, legs and toes, they also are exercising their vocal abilities!
Other Falcon News:
Readers may recall an injured peregrine from Pennsylvania was found in downtown Columbus last September. (See the paragraph about the "mystery" peregrine here.) I'm happy to report after being in rehab at both the Ohio Wildlife Center and the Ohio Bird Sanctuary, this bird was released back to the wild earlier this week! Thanks to both organizations for their part in this bird's second chance.
Oak Creek, WI for the past several years. There was concern recently she may have been displaced by another female, however, the last report I received was she has reappeared and the eggs in the nest are still being incubated.
Finally, "Aerial" another 2009 Columbus fledgling is currently raising 3 chicks at her nest in Bowling Green! Just a couple of examples of "our" Columbus peregrines surviving and out there doing their part to continue the population.
|Aerial in Bowling Green|