Catch up, day 31

Apologies for delay in updates; several reasons for this, mostly to do with over-commitment, but not helped by my computer breaking down for 4 days.  Anyway, after weekend, I have finally caught up and things are changing fast.

Aspro is being left along for much longer periods – including a mammoth 201 minutes on 7/11.  Feeding times are getting shorter – and Aspro is starting to feed him/herself (especially when Beau brings the food) although Swift is obviously reluctant to let this role go yet!   Aspro is also trying to shield its food from his/her parents.

Food is mainly juvenile starlings as far as I can tell – it’s still rather rare that a whole bird is brought in.

All three together
All three together

20141109 expectant Aspro

the top photo comes from 5 days ago, when Beau brought in the prey, which was then taken by Swift and fed to Aspro.  the bottom photo is from this morning – quite a change.   More tomorrow when I’ll have more time.

One thought

  1. Thanks for the update, Cilla. It’s been a bumper morning for food so far – including a bird from Beau which Aspro sat and looked at for ages!

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