All 3 of the chicks have fledged. The female took off and was missing for over 24 hours but
she has returned and has shown that the adventure didn’t dampen her spirits at all.
The adults are bringing them food, often a hapless pigeon, and the chicks now tend to grab whatever is brought and take it away. The adult female will sometimes claim a bit of it and give it to one of the other chicks but the one on one feeding seems to have pretty much ceased.
The chicks are starting to fly with more enthusiasm and we’ve seen them chase each other and the adult female. We’re looking forward to seeing more action as they get more confident. This is all fun to watch but it also reminds us as they get better and as the parent demonstrates technique that we will be very lucky to get a lot of good action shots. When one of the adults dives we all stand in awe. Seeing that you can understand their reputation as the fastest birds.