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My, how you’ve grown (4) … another update on the Peregrines

November 12

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Mum arrives with a starling and the day begins for the chicks

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A lovely stretch shows off the rapidly developing flight feathers and the shoulder, elbow and wrist joins and the paragium,the skin stretching

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A youngster contemplates its huge feet

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Nope … not much better from this angle, either

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Mantling (an attempt by a chick to cover its food), while it tries to feed itself, both first records for this brood

November 14:

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The starlings have gone to ground in the wet … so it’s a noisy miner

November 18

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A late breakfast of starling

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… and another. At one month old the chicks are rapidly getting their juvenile feathers of streaked brown

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The male arrives without food and cops frantic begging. The relative size shows the chicks are all females, which are larger than males

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Lined up for dinner … oldest by a day or so in the middle, youngest two flanking

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Dad does a fancy touch and go

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The juvenile streaked breasts clearly showing

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Adult pair in context with female near peak and male, bottom

THE PEREGRINE FALCONS ON TASMANIAN TIMES:

An extraordinary Picture Essay: The nesting Peregrine Falcons …

My, how you’ve grown … an update on the Peregrines

My, how you’ve grown (2) … another update on the Peregrines

My, how you;ve grown (3) … another update on the Peregrines

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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Joan Emberg

    November 24, 2013 at 11:57 am

    My…how they have grown! They’ll be flying soon.

  2. Estelle Ross

    November 24, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Lovely way to start the week!

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