Requesting clearance for take-off by Scott Banks Posted on 15 November 201522 March 2022 Clearance from air traffic control still not being given…. so in the mean time ….. 2015’s 3 flight recruits 2015’s 3 flight recruits
I thought I saw someone taking photographs 😛 ………….and I think they’ll only be able to take off when two of them vacate the ledge. There’s no room for a wing flap and a friend.
If it was about 5.40pm (local time) then it could’ve been me (see this post). They gave me a minor vocal send-off as well, but fortunately neither adult peregrine saw me. Cold & windy outside so they won’t jump just yet!
Awesome food fight between Walga and Tumbler around 10:00 am on the 16th. Neither one was going to give up so they played tug of war and took turns taking bites. Also, I think I saw Tardy on that little tiny outside ledge shortly thereafter??? The other two kept getting in the way of my view.
How much assistance/parental supervision can be expected for a first flight? Do the adult birds watch over their chicks’ efforts?
I can’t find Tardy. Did he fledge or is he hiding in the corner? I just saw him on the ledge about 15 minutes ago. It’s now 1:41 pm.
umm we have a fledge- they all were there a bit ago!!
Just got home looked at the birds and only the 2 females. Just hope all is ok.
I bet he’s gone. Wish I could have seen if he left on his own or if one of the girls bumped him off the ledge. I saw him Walga bump him onto the small ledge yesterday. But I think he was ready to go.
I’m still not seeing the male…I’ve been recording…and didn’t realize the cam had stopped…my last sighting of all 3 was at 1:15:59
I guess he got his clearance for takeoff! When I checked cam about 1:40pm, the girls were flapping & tracking probably mom or dad. Fly safe little Tardy. 🙂
I’m rather late joining the party today, but I can tell you that Tardy is definitely not there – all I hope is that he intended to leave.
Here is a video showing only 2 eyases on the scrape:
25s VIDEO = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovbFdEyL_Yw
The girls remain:
hopefully someone saw the takeoff- hoping he is safe on his maiden flight. Carolyn i agree about Tardy being ready to fly! hoping for some ground reports soon
Oh, good luck Tardy! I hope he comes back…he has to learn about controlling his speed and landings and of course, to hunt. Sure hope we hear something soon.