We are still getting some amazing views of the fledgling peregrine on the nearside of the gorge to the peregrine watch. Two days ago one fledgling was seen eating a starling literally 10 metres away. It took the fledgling about an hour to pluck and then eat the starling.
Both the tiercel and falcon are bringing back prey for the two eyasses. The tiercel is tending to bring back juvenile starling and the falcon more likely pigeon.
Soon, in the next few weeks the young birds will learn to hunt outside the gorge with the two adult birds and then eventually in early september the fledglings will be chased out of the gorge to go find their new territories.
Tom Hall – Species Protection Officer