By late afternoon on Tuesday both chicks had eaten small amounts on a number of occasions; almost certainly more than seen given the streaming problems, and 37s presence at times with a fish when an image reappeared.
Between 16.00 and 17.00 Mrs 37 had a few bites herself from the tail end of a fish. The chicks didn’t seem too bothered at first, but eventually started lifting their heads and stretching as tall as they could, especially what is probably chick 1. She fed the ‘best stretcher’ but went behind chick 1 and gave some morsels to the rear chick. Reminiscent of last year, when the poor little third chick seldom had the strength to raise its head at all, but she still tried to supply food when the elder two were sated. This year the wonderful weather is giving the chicks a great start – so much so that Mrs 37 was acting as a sun shade at times!
No sign yet of any cracks or holes in egg 3, but it is still early for it to hatch.
A video of the first sight of the hole in egg 2 on Monday is here. The streaming wasn’t good enough for videos today so here are a few snapshots.