Tuesday, May 31, 2016

And We Have Liftoff!

Well, not exactly liftoff-more like a slip or shove off the ledge at about 7:22 a.m. this morning.  Here's a video of the first fledge which appears to be accidental (at about 29 seconds into the video).  Unfortunately, that happens sometimes but regardless, all of the nestlings are fully feathered and ready to go.  I'm actually surprised there wasn't a fledge over the weekend.
Two other nestlings might have also fledged within about 10 minutes of the first but we are still trying to confirm that. Right now it appears only one remains on the ledge, no doubt seeing its nest mates from a new perspective then what it has seen up until now.
More updates as information becomes available!