Gaama has not been seen since last Thursday, but could be on an extended hunting trip of course. These were taken on the 6th ie the Wednesday.
These below were taken on 7th, but I’m not confident who this is, all hunched up in that way.
Here is the bird we are assuming to be Budhin. He seems smaller than Gaama, and considerably smaller than Xavier, too, with a distinctly flattened head, but also hump on neck. But he clearly knows the box, so I don’t believe that this is a ‘stray’ bird from a different nest.
There is a video that I have taken from the Google hangout: https://youtu.be/Qq7dCv8lARg
Hmmmm, the plot thickens….. 🙂 The Budhin bird from this morning was a very strange looking little fellow with his super-squat body and rather flat head. It got me wondering – have there ever been observations of dwarfism in peregrines? I know there’s a kind of dwarfism in cats – they have very short legs and a “grumpy” expression due to differences in their facial structure – wondering whether it’s been observed in other species too.
Well, I’m off to see if I can find them in the field. Hopefully get some piccies.