Saturday, June 5, 2010
Well, as many of you may be aware the falcon chicks have taken the leap! Following about a week or so of increased activity and wing flapping the falcons have flown for the first time. They will still maintain a presence at the site as they practice flying--indeed the adults will continue to care for them bringing them food for them to eat in the nest or near to it. These chicks still have along way to go. This is a difficult time for chicks, the probability of surviving these next few months is not high (probably < 40%). They have to become strong fliers and hunters and begin to fend for themselves. Let's keep an eye on them and wish them luck.
Until next time,
BioDiversity Research Institute