Laziest. Chicks. Evah.

Another day without fledging. Sigh.

Anna and Dominique saw a lot of flapping on the first shift. More of the same on the second with John, Chris and Kevin … and Anna, who has clearly succumbed to an affliction familiar to many Falcon Watchers: Not wanting to go home in the (usually mistaken) belief that a chick will fly as soon as you leave.

As the afternoon and evening progressed, the chicks did indeed come closer and closer to flying, and one of the females screeched for almost an hour after seeing Ivanhoe. Bev and I (and Anna, until we convinced her to leave) witnessed intermittent flight practice by all three chicks, as did Pauline when she dropped by. Unfortunately, the mad flapping always ended in yet another looooooong nap. Clearly, the chicks are equally committed to practising the face-plant position. Lorraine, Chris and I saw the chicks ready for action several times, but we eventually packed up when the little falcon family tucked in for the night, with mom Rowena watching over her chicks from a nearby perch.

The score now is Falcon Watchers 6 (days), Falcons 0 (flights).

At least I got some fun snapshots:

June 26, 2014

June 26, 2014

June 26, 2014

June 26, 2014

June 26, 2014

June 26, 2014

June 26, 2014

Flight practice. June 26, 2014

June 26, 2014

June 26, 2014

A good size comparison between dad Ivanhoe and one of the female chicks. June 26, 2014.

A good size comparison between dad Ivanhoe (left) and one of the female chicks. June 26, 2014.

2 thoughts on “Laziest. Chicks. Evah.

  1. Saw all three sitting there like book-ends when I was driving home via Heron Rd. Hope the get off the pot today!