6/3/2014 :: What's Next?
The fledglings will remain in the area for 4 to six weeks before they disburse. The adults will continue to provide food, then flight and hunting lessons, leading to complete independence. Activity at the ledge will steadily decrease as they explore the Susquehanna River Corridor, the habitat type that lead breeding adults to this location over 15 years ago.
6/3/2014 :: Fledgling Update
All four of the eyases have taken their first flight. Early this morning, the red-banded female attempted her first airborne adventure. An adventure it was too; she landed on the sidewalk in front of the building where she was promptly rescued and placed on top of the building. The 2014 Rachel Carson brood of four are now referred as fledglings. This is one of the most critical times in their young lives. The highest mortality at a nest site occurs within the first week of fledging. Watch and rescue crews have proven once again that this annual vigil is well worth the time and effort involved to safeguard this endangered raptor.
Now for THOSE pictures!
Seriously, MY NOSE!
I hope she doesn't see my commentary!
Khyra and I would both love to hug our KHAT/CAT!!!
I guess we'll have to settle for a hug from our mom!
Happy WhWhWh EvFURRYone!