The First Gyrfalcon Nestlings

by Bryce W. Robinson

Gyrfalcon Nestlings

I’d like to share this image I was privy to while conducting some work in a Gyrfalcon nest yesterday morning. The earliest nesting Gyrfalcons have young chicks at the moment, which is good news for my study. I remember seeing these four a few weeks ago, when they were just eggs. I’ve seen eggs turn into birds many times, and will again and again, but I’ll always pause in wonder and amazement at the process. And the Gyrfalcon beat goes on…