Date: 6/12/19 11:38 pm From: Dave Leibert <xdave...> Subject: Bethlehem Peregrines, Northampton county
This evening I rolled by the Bethlehem peregrine's nesting spot to check on the progress of the young birds we have seen lately.
I'm happy to report it looks like the 2 of them have successfully fledged and were making short flights from their building.
This was in the twilight so it was little difficult to see the juv plumage on both of the birds. One bird flew off of their beam, circled out and back and then landed up on the roof. It looked like 2 were on the roof. They were doing some flapping and walking along with the wing droop thing a few times. The adult male was perched close to there and was looking pretty calm and relaxed.
One peregrine did a high speed run upstream about 200 yards and then returned to the building. I couldn't tell the age of this bird but it was great to watch.
This is always a great time to get to see the young peregrines practice their flying skills. Stop by to get a look if you can.