Yup! Our little Boise falcon “fuzz balls” have decided to fly. So far as I can tell, at least two of them. I was downtown this morning between 10 am and 11:30 am and saw only two little ones. I didn’t even see or hear the adults, although I know that they were around. The 3rd eyass needs to be spotted, too. The camera view has been changed from the inside of the nest box to the runway ledge. Too bad they can’t do a split image between the inside of the box and the runway. The service is donated, I think, so we need to appreciate what we have. The photo here is the nest box from the Eastman parking garage. Here are some photos I took this morning. Enjoy and Keep Looking Up!
I did receive this notice from the Peregrine Fund late last night.
The chicks fledged over the weekend. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game received two calls about birds on the ground. On Saturday, the fledgling eventually flew from the sidewalk into a tree and so it was not retrieved. On Sunday, the young falcon could not be located when the rescuer arrived, but three birds (the fledglings?) were observed atop the nearby Wells Fargo building while one bird (an adult?) was flying overhead.
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One of the fledglings on the 13th floor ledge, SE corner of the Cap One BUilding.
The same falcon as above.
A second fledgling on the 13th floor ledge on the same side as the falcon in the above photo. They are neighbors on this ledge.
The second fledgling.
Both birds. Hard to see, so look hard.