On Wednesday, chick 1’s first day, he or she had 7 meals. Not a bad start! Unfortunately for 37 he tried to feed his offspring when it was fast asleep.
Here’s a clip of the end of an earlier feed. Press HD for best quality on videos.
37 flew off with half a fish soon after 08.00 yesterday so the chick would have had at least one meal. It didn’t eat again until 11.38 when 37 brought the remains of the fish back to the nest for EB to provide a top up. After feeding – with a few short rests – for 6 minutes chick 1 snoozed whilst 37 ate. Shortly before noon it was ready for more. With EB absent 37 gave some morsels to his youngster.
Not quite as slick as EB, is he!
The chick ate for another 5 minutes, on and off. In mid afternoon EB fed it again.
Chick 2 hatched sometime between 16.00 and 17.00 but closer scrutiny of slightly fogged footage is needed for a better estimate.