Peregrine Falcon Fledgling at 101 Hudson

The Boss, our fledgling falcon in Jersey City, made the leap of faith.  My friend Mike and I were there on Thursday and must have just missed the first flight.  The adults were busy feeding him huge quantities of food on the 37th floor small terrace on the NE corner of the building.  He would have had to have flown across the building from the NW corner 41st floor.

Other news we have is that our female appears to be at least 18 years old!  Mike got pictures of the band numbers that we were missing.  More about that later.

First, Athena is there with food
First, Athena is there with food
The Boss charges her and Athena leaves
The Boss charges her and Athena leaves
He yells for her to come back and feed him
He yells for her to come back and feed him
She returns and the gorging begins
She returns and the gorging begins
You can tell he is excited to be beak fed
You can tell he is excited to be beak fed
Watching a peregrine feed young is not for the faint of heart
Watching a peregrine feed young is not for the faint of heart
Can you name that prey?
Can you name that prey?
Yummy
Yummy
After the feeding, both adults did flybys to get The Boss to move
After the feeding, both adults did flybys to get The Boss to move
Clean up time
Clean up time
Stuffed fledglings take a nap
Stuffed fledglings take a nap

Published by Bonnie Coe

I primarily photograph eagles and peregrine falcons. I do include many other birds and some mammals.

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