When Do Baby Falcons Fly?
Baby falcons, or eyasses, typically begin to fly when they are between 6 and 8 weeks old. At this age, the young birds have developed enough strength in their wings to take off from the nest and soar through the air.
Learning to Fly
Before they can fly, baby falcons must practice flapping their wings and hopping around the nest. This helps them build up the strength and coordination needed for flight. Once they are ready to take off, they will usually make short flights of a few hundred feet before returning to the nest.
The parents of baby falcons will often help guide their offspring during these early flights. They may fly alongside the young bird or call out encouragingly as it takes off. The parents will also provide food for their young until they are able to hunt on their own.