Yurruga Fledges

It was a beautiful flight. Xavier was outside taunting Yurruga. Diamond was at her side. Then Diamond flew. Yurruga was watching everything. She took off like a pro with perfect form. It was a beautiful Monday morning in Orange, Australia. 06:03:55.

Diamond and Yurruga are watching Xavier. That beautiful golden glow of the morning sun touches the scrape.

Diamond is off!

Yurruga joins her parents flying around the water tower. It was brilliant. No fludge for this young man or lady.

She has perfect flying form.

Yurruga leans down and out she goes. Magnificent.

This is the view of Yurruga leaping out to chase her destiny from the ledge cam. Look at Yurruga go! Beautiful and strong legs.

Fly safe, Yurruga!

Diamond returns to the scrape box ledge. Her job is mostly over.

Diamond watches from the ledge cam. Xavier and Yurruga are flying by. Xavier will teach Yurruga to fly and hunt along with team teaching with Diamond.

Congratulations to Dr Cilla Kinross, the lead researcher on the Peregrine Falcon Project, to Diamond and Xavier bravo! You did an amazing job. May Yurruga bless you with children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren!

Thank you to Charles Sturt University and Cilla Kinross for their streaming cam where I took my screen shots.


  1. Linda Kontol says:

    Wow! Just wonderful ! Thanks Mary Ann for this great update about Yurruga and her family! I’m so happy for Yurruga and her great parents! ❤️❤️💕
    Thanks to everyone with helping with Yurruga, Diamond and Xavier too!
    Makes for an exciting afternoon!
    Thanks Mary Ann!

    1. You are very welcome. Diamond came back to the ledge to watch and joined in the flying once. It is such a great day for them. So different that last year. It is joyful. Family celebration! Now to just hope Ervie and Bazza are OK today.

  2. Salliane says:

    always a thrill to see a first fledge. Magnificent falcons

    Best wishes for many years to come and her own chicks to take care of!

    1. Hi Salliane, I don’t think you could wish for a more perfect ending to this season at Orange. Diamond came back to the scrape ledge and has watched and joined in with the flying. Such a very different year to last. Joyful.

  3. Akane says:

    I was able to see the nesting. It was so wonderful.
    It was also really great that they turned off the water pump before flying.
    Congratulations, Yurruga!

    1. Oh, Akane. That is wonderful! There is nothing like seeing a chick fledge at that moment. Yurruga was so confident. (Oh that pump is horrible but it is a safe place for the birds). I will be looking for falcons for us to watch. Cilla will post pictures and I will make sure they are on the blog. It was a happy day.

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