The "Sheffield Peregrine" chicks hatched 26-28 April, three of the four eggs being successful. By now (this was taken on 6th May, the chicks are clearly growing in size and, when the adult bird is away hunting, they huddle together as here, for warmth. The adult bird here is, I think the male, which is a little smaller than the female. While I was watching, one of the adult birds brought a dead pigeon to the site, and, off to the side was plucking the feathers from the breast. I thought it was getting ready to feed the chicks, but it flew off with the pigeon, presumably for its own lunch. So far, I've been unable to get a shot of the chicks being fed.
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