So this has been fun. Our two Peregrine chicks are about ten days old and appear to be thriving. The eyases are giving us more “face time” as they get older and require less brooding by the female to thermo-regulate. Furthemore, who needs to be kept warm with weather like this? There have been several inquiries about the two unhatched eggs. I will almost certainly remove these apparently infertile eggs from the nestbox when we band the chicks. Where they go from there is up in the air.
Meanwhile our American Kestrels are tending to a whopping 6 chicks. This is on the extreme side for this species, but the adults appear to be handling it OK and the chicks all appear fine, for now. The kestrel webcam can be found at:
Also, here is a clip of the two Peregrine chicks being fed this morning, 14 May