I have almost caught up (yay)…and I have a couple of observations before I take off for Sydney on the train. Diamond brought in a duck the day before yesterday and it took the youngsters 36 minutes to eat it. I thought they would pop, although it was the first prey for 19 hours, so poor mites must have been very hungry. In UK, I believe peregrines are sometimes known as duck hawks as they take so many, but I think this is a first for this nest. Couldn’t get the species, but wasn’t a mallard or black duck as the legs were dark. I’ll show it to my ornithological friend Tiffany later.
There have also been more starlings and what I suspect is a crimson rosella, plus various ‘grey lumps’, probably a pigeon.
I enjoyed the sequence of Xavier ‘almost’ feeding the chicks, before thinking better of it. But he is getting closer to the ‘correct’ behaviour, so I think it’s all positive. I tried to insert some piccies, but the system is on a go slow.
I’ve also noticed that Diamond has started pushing the prey into the chicks as if encouraging them to take it….probably wishful thinking, but won’t be long at this rate.
Must fly, have a great week-end. I’ll try and keep a look at the comments over the weekend.