Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Learning to Fly Part 1

June means Peregrines! Rememer the post/photos about three weeks ago of little puffy balls with long talons? Well, those birds are now about six weeks old, and attempting that miracle of flight. This bird is a male, as big as he is going to get, but showing that distinctive brown plumage of the juvenile Peregrine. He was on the corner of a building about a block from where her nest box was in the Minneapolis metro area. Two of his siblings were still at the nestbox on this day. I will post some more photos tomorrow of her. He had made it back to the building he was fledged off of, but not exactly sure how to get as high up as his parents.

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