The two eyasses are growing incredibly quickly. They have probably quadrupled their size since they hatched on the 30th April and 1st May. They have started to get a grey tinge to their fluffy white plumage and are finding their feet a bit more. Their features also look a lot more pronounced such as their beak. They seem to be looking up and around a lot more. They have even started to preen themselves which is interesting to watch.
The third egg has not hatched and I don’t think it will now. The falcon has not been covering it for long stretches of time and therefore not keeping it warm. She struggles to get over the egg as well as the growing eyasses.
Tom – Species Protection Officer