The Brothers Sedge

The Brothers Sedge
The Brothers Sedge
Is that bird giving us the bird?
Is that bird giving us the bird?
In the Eyrie high atop the Tower of Doom in the Sedge Island's, three Brothers have been born. They already know they are of noble birth, and heirs to the historic Tower on the Sedge Islands where Pergerine Falcon were reintroduced into the wild after being eradicated from the East by DDT.
In the Eyrie high atop the Tower of Doom in the Sedge Island’s, three Brothers have been born. They already know they are of noble birth, and heirs to the historic Tower on the Sedge Islands where Pergerine Falcon were reintroduced into the wild after being eradicated from the East by DDT.
Eat burd!
Eat burd!
That's Dimitri, the sensual one on the left, Ivan, the intellectual, on the right, and Alyosha, the sweet & spiritual one in the center.
That’s Dimitri the base, sensual one on the left, Ivan the intellectual on the right, and Alyosha, the sweet & spiritual one in the center.
PEFA Egg Tooth.
Fuzzy Dinosaur, still a baby monster. PEFA Egg Tooth.
An expert like Ben Wurst can determine the sex of a young PEFA (Peregrine Falcon) simply by sizing it up. The size of the legs and the distance between the eyes are a dead giveaway. And he also takes careful measurements as female bands won't fit a male PEFA.
Yoink! An expert like Ben Wurst can determine the sex of a young PEFA (Peregrine Falcon) simply by sizing it up with one glance. The size of the legs and the distance between the eyes are dead giveaways. And he also takes careful measurements as female bands won’t fit a male PEFA.

Observant Readers might remember a recent visit to the Tower of Doom when we had discovered four eggs (and also a fallen Osprey Platform). Sadly, one of those eggs was lost sometime during the season, most likely crushed by one of the parents while leaving the nest in a hurry.

But it’s all OK, because we have three adorable baby-boy monsters. Judging by the incredible amount of bird parts littering the Eyrie, the boys are eating well, growing quickly, and will soon be both terrorizing and amusing Long Beach Island with their bird mangling antics.

Life is tough for all of us, but especially for young Peregrine Falcons. Thankfully these three seem ready for the challenge and exhibit all of the grace, attitude, courage, goofiness, and self reliance that make the PEFA such lovable monsters.

Good luck Brothers Sedge. Remember, a beast can never be as cruel as a human being; so artistically, so picturesquely cruel. This is my last message to you: in sorrow, seek happiness.

Self Portrait In PEFA
Self Portrait In PEFA