A THIRD Peregrine Falcon nest was discovered on the Mendocino coast.

The chicks in the other two Peregrine Falcon nests, one with two chicks and the other with four chicks, have fledged. But a new nest was discovered recently and the chicks are at least three weeks younger than the ones that just fledged. There are two chicks in this newly discovered nest and Michael Beattie was invited to come by and photograph them.

Here the two chicks obviously are anxious to be fed.

The adult Peregrines have been taking nearly all of this year's Western Gull chicks to feed their young. It's a rough time for smaller birds with these predators in town.

Thanks to Michael for allowing me to share his photos with you here.

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