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Peregrine Age Guide - Day 35


(Photo courtesy of the Kodak Birdcam, Rochester NY)

On rare occasions male peregrines may take flight as young as 35 days, which is possible as they are fully developed at this age.  Usually they wait a few more days though, until their wing muscles are stronger through exercise in the nest area, and generally by the time they do take flight they have lost the last tufts of down.

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