Last week all three Peregrine chicks took to the air over Wrexham - and there were no crash landings in the magistrates' car park this year! Already this week, Mum and Dad have been encouraging the youngsters to follow them when they bring in prey, and several kills have been plucked and shared out on the police station roof.
Just before they fledged they could be seen on the webcam being fed:
After the great spotted woodpecker chicks fledged early at The Lodge, the team were relieved to find that a pair of spotted flycatchers had set up home in the nest box. The eggs hatched last week and the team went in to the nest box on Tuesday to ring the chicks. Check out The Lodge blog to find out how they got on.
The golden eagle chick at our Uist golden eagle nest watch event has made a bid for freedom. The six week old chick has climbed 20 metres out of the nest and has set up home in the shadow of a large rock. Normally, the chicks raised at this spot aren't able to wander off like this due to the big crag and small ledge at the nest site, but this year's nest is on a very gentle slope so the chick is able to hop about on the side of the hill! Despite the chick's new found independence the parents are still feeding it and will be for the next month at least.
Here's the chick before it decided to venture out on its own...