Peregrines in Sheffield.

Peregrines at Sheffield University!

Third chick hatched this morning, which leaves one egg being incubated, and the chicks spending most of the time also being brooded under whichever adult is on the nest.  Both the male and the female have been taking turns to brood – the female clearly bigger, slightly more grey than blue (she’s a slightly darker grey see the difference between the two adults in the picture below, in which it’s the male that’s incubating) and more obvious buff tips to the tail feathers, while the male is ringed on the right leg.

reblogged from Sheffield University


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