Grass Valley, CA, United States
I was fortunate to find this Peregrine Falcon nest site in Nevada County, CA this spring. I monitored and photographed them from about 200 yds for two months until they fledged 3 young successfully. It was an amazing experience watching the adults work so hard to hunt, feed and shelter them from the elements. The young grew at a rapid pace and what a day it was watching their first flights….but very awkward landings. On this day of the photo the female had just landed with a fresh kill delivered by the male. She was just about to start removing feathers from the prey and bite off bits of meat for the young while they stood in row appearing to saw grace 🙂 .