Today it was time to leave the falcons and the friendly photographers I spent so many long but exciting days with. The local folks were very welcoming to all of us from further away. They shared the history of the eyrie and these particular adult falcons so we could enjoy the whole experience much more than otherwise possible.
Yesterday the birds flew a bit, sometimes they seem to fly in formation, or one was sometimes doing a
very good job of copying the moves of the other. The adult male (dad) graced the cliffs with his presence for a while, very handsome fellow.
This morning I was fortunate to watch and capture a hand off from the adult male to one of the fledgelings .
We also got to see another fledge take off after a turkey vulture. He didn’t engage it as we’ve seen the adults do but for a fledge that hasn’t been flying a week to even approach such a large bird was impressive.