Retrieved footage shows that chick 3 had hatched by 08.00 on 28 May. As s/he looked quite strong by then, it is possible hatching occurred after 18.00 the previous evening. Egg 3 wasn’t visible during the last segment of recording on 27 May.
Chick 3 was sleeping when the family received a few knocks from a stick, courtesy Mrs 69. Press HD for best quality clips.
69 feeds his chicks soon after they hatch, whereas generally females control feeding for a few days.
The weather has been very good and is forecast to remain so for the next week. That’s great news for fish provisioning and opportunities to feed the chicks. Although sun and little wind means the water will be mirror like, and the chicks will need protecting from the power of the sun.
The chicks had a good meal late afternoon on Thursday. In the clip, chick 1 is sated at the front. For a few seconds!
69 brought a second large trout a bit later.
The chicks ate well yesterday too. 69 was in action again.
Watch this space for hatching news on Nests 1A and 6. Today could see chick 3 for Nest 1A, and chick 1 for Nest 6.