First Flight for a Peregrine Chick

First flight today

One of the chicks graduated from being an eyas to being a fledgling at 38 days of age this morning at 7:17 AM.  The first flight looked successful.  After a brief moment of free fall, she knew what to do with those wings.  All that practice did pay off.  Rebecca and Kewpee stayed close by, with Rebecca actually flying under the chick.  One of her siblings has been doing some practicing today.  Learning to fly is a dangerous time for a young bird as they develop strength and skill to navigate and they can coast down before they have the skill to fly back up. Please see the following post on what to do if you find a young falcon on the ground.   

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