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The Peregrine Falcon is back

KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
24 Apr 2014 9:57AM
The fourth egg still hasn't hatched. I switched on in time to watch the last feed (pigeon) - I noticed one of the three was left hungry! She gave it a bit of meat, then snatched it back and ate it herself................the poor little thing was still begging when she carried off the remains!

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LouiseTopp 7 627 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2014 10:24AM
Awww cute
gaelldew 10 360 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2014 11:15AM
I think it might have hatched as she is eating a large piece of egg shell, I hope it will be ok but its going to be a lot smaller than the others.
gaelldew 10 360 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2014 1:38PM
Definitely four chicks there, she's just been feeding them.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2014 7:17PM
Just been watching feeding time

The last chick hatched (No 4) is being swamped by his slightly elder siblings

Unfortunately I cannot seem him/her lasting long, but fingers X'd he may
gaelldew 10 360 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2014 1:56PM
I've just watched the chicks being fed and I'm afraid the youngest ( smallest ) didn't get anything,but one was a right greedy one took most as it was nearest to the hen.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2014 7:45PM
He's still hanging in there and literally just took some foodSmile
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
1 May 2014 8:55PM
What a treat this morning

Pigeon and Duck & unfortunately a poor Blackbird
1 May 2014 9:37PM
Ah yes...I saw webbed feet...those Falcons are obviously bigger than I imagined...!

Amused me how she offered some quite big lumps, then took them away again when whoever grabbed it couldn't quite manage...."Okay, I'll eat that bit then.." glad to see the last arrival seems to be fighting his corner and getting fed too.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
2 May 2014 10:15PM
He/she really seems to be in the mix at the moment

What a really caring Mum she is & a good Dad too

The weather has been reasonably kind to them at the moment
2 May 2014 10:40PM
Yeah...seems like she's beginning to struggle to get them all tucked under her chest/wings..!
gaelldew 10 360 United Kingdom
3 May 2014 11:18AM
They are starting to move around now, two are in the far corner and the other two still in the middle, father is looking after them, just the middle ones, he is keeping close too he's pretty hopeless at fatherhood quite a laugh at times.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
3 May 2014 1:43PM
Just finishing off a lunchtime pigeon
gaelldew 10 360 United Kingdom
16 May 2014 11:14AM
Getting really big now all of them, a couple have been trying to hold bits and eating.
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
16 May 2014 5:12PM
It's wonderful watching them grow up - their feathers are coming through now and the largest of them is flapping like mad. Though it does worry me when they look where their parents are standing and try to join them (they aren't too steady on their feet yet!).

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