Monday, 4 June 2007
Single parent family
The chicks are being left for quite long periods now. This is normal. They don't need brooding any more and can survive many hours without food.
Of course, our chicks have two parents bringing in food - not so in Dayton, Ohio! Since the mysterious disappearance of their female falcon in mid May, peregrine watchers have watched their male, known to be 17 years old, do a great job in feeding the chicks which he does every 2-3 hours apparently. The photo shows him with his offspring. Check him out at www.boonshoftmuseum.org/falconcam.html.
Thanks to Jan in Dayton for the photo and the information.