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Peregrine Age Guide - Day 21

(Photo courtesy of the Kodak Birdcam, Rochester NY)

Around the three week point, the first juvenile feathers begin to poke through the down on the breast.   The chicks continue to rest on their tarsi much of the time, rather than standing on their feet, but this balance shifts quickly in the days to follow.

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