Dates Set for Fledge Watch 2015
This year’s Falcon Fledge Watch has been scheduled for Monday, June 15th. We will remotely activate the mechanical door-opening device on the pen sometime between 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. allowing the young falcon to exit the pen and take his first flight when he is ready. As in past years, DGIF personnel and volunteers will be present at numerous vantage points in downtown Richmond to monitor the bird and ensure that his first day on the wing goes well and without incident. A second day of monitoring may take place on Tuesday, June 16th.
Falcon Cam observers may have noticed that the chick is really beginning to look like a young falcon now. His handsome brown and buff juvenile plumage has grown in, almost entirely, with only a few scattered traces of down remaining. He has also been seen vigorously exercising his wings in preparation for his first flight.