25 August 2023
Because the Pitt peregrines had no eggs this year I miss seeing their young on camera. To fill that gap I’ve been following the Fulham and Barnes Peregrines at Charing Cross Hospital in London, UK whose daily lives are chronicled by @FaBPeregrines.
Azina, Tom and their son P6T (named for his band number) are frequently seen on camera, even in late August. P6T’s dispersal from his natal site is on a later schedule than we’re used to in Pittsburgh.
Juvenile peregrines in Pittsburgh fledge in early June and leave in July. At Fulham and Barnes, P6T fledged in the fourth week of May and is still hanging around in late August. His persistence gives us an opportunity to watch a peregrine family in late summer when the youngster hunts on his own.
The whole family on the ledge for a very brief moment when Tom comes and snatches P6T’s prey while P6T is busy annoying his mum 😉
(P6T had brought in that pigeon not long before that and eaten only part of it) pic.twitter.com/Srvl55fNIb
— FaB Peregrines (@FaBPeregrines) August 23, 2023
Notice how the ledge is cluttered with prey on 23 August compared how clean it was on 17 July, at top . Someone has been messy. 😉
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(tweeted by @FaBPeregrines)
Autor Kate St. John