July 2009

All the juveniles are now flying well and as you can see from the pictures they are eager to take food away from their parents. Now they begin to learn the art of catching their prey. First they learn how to fly with small bits of food in their talons then they learn to catch small prey dropped by their parents in mid-air and all the time they are practising touching talons in flight as a precursor to exchanging food in mid-air. A truly spectacular time in their development.