Second Nest 4 hatch

Whilst 69 was feeding chick 1 on Nest 4 this morning, in the background we could follow the 2nd hatch process.

the chick is pulling itself free, supervised by mum
(c) Forestry Commision England

Mrs 69 brooded soon after the above screenshot. The next time there was a good view into the nest cup chick 2 could be seen just clear of the shell.

just out!
(c) Forestry Commission England

69 looks over to his sleeping chicks
(c) Forestry Commission England

The second hatch occurred nearly 37 days after the egg was laid, a bit longer than the average for the middle egg. Egg 3 has just entered the 35th day, so could hatch later today.

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