Progress on Nest 3

Chick 3 on Nest 3 has been eating well from the evidence in video clips over the last few days. It is still smaller than would be expected given the roughly 48 hour intervals in the eggs hatching.

20 June: size difference chicks 1 and 3
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23 June: chick 3 is well fed but still tiny compared to chick 1
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Chick 3 is pushing between the other chicks at meal times.

chick 3 in the middle, not behind the older siblings
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Chick 1 isn’t always the first to be given food.

chick 2 receives the first few morsels
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The chicks are starting to stand – unsteadily – and flap their wings.

chick 1’s feathers are emerging from their sheaths
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chick 2’s wings extended
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Finally, here’s a short video of all 3 in a flap! Press HD for best quality.


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One Response to Progress on Nest 3

  1. Jo says:

    Such good news Joanna …… thank you :-)

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