Nest 2 update

After the euphoria of seeing Chick 3 hatch yesterday on Nest 2 the weather today at Kielder has not helped the tiny chick catch up with the much older (six day gap) siblings. Here is a video from late yesterday of a feed for the new chick – and the siblings!

Today the weather has been very windy and at times very wet. Mrs 37 didn’t raise from the chicks until after 10.00 and they were all asleep. In between wet spells she fed them four times. Some of the time she was between the chicks and the nestcam but in the first feed at 11.41 Chick 3 only started to beg near the end and was facing the wrong way. Mostly it was resting on Chick 2.

Chick 3 rests against Chick 2 (c) Forestry Commission England

Chick 3 rests against Chick 2
(c) Forestry Commission England

The next feed was at 13.24 and Chick 3 even though floppy – as day old chicks are – managed a few bites.

Early in the feed Mrs 37 gave Chick 3 some food (c) Forestry  Commission England

Early in the feed Mrs 37 gave Chick 3 some food
(c) Forestry Commission England

Chick 3 gets a few more morsels (c) Forestry Commission England

Chick 3 gets a few more morsels
(c) Forestry Commission England

In the next feed Chick 3 did not beg at all. For the last feed in a break from the rain it may possibly have received a few morsels but seemed weak and not raising its head from brief glimpses.

Soon after 16.00 Chick 3 seemed to not beg when Mrs 37 fed the chicks 9C) Forestry Commission England

Soon after 16.00 Chick 3 seemed not to beg when Mrs 37 fed the chicks
(c) Forestry Commission England

Mrs 37 is an experienced parent and in 2012 did her very best to rear the third chick who never thrived. 37 is a good provider, even in poor conditions. Chick 3 showed yesterday it had willpower. Hopefully tomorrow with better weather it will gain ground.

 

 

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One Response to Nest 2 update

  1. Vivien Finn says:

    A very trying time for Mrs 37. I do hope all 3 chicks will be fine in the morning and better weather conditions will prevail tomorrow. Fingers crossed, Joanna.

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