Bobbleheads #2 and #3 both arrived in the space of a few hours today, one at night approx 2.15am and the third by 2pm (AEST), who no doubt heard all the goins-on outside the shell, so arrived in full colour (lucky for us!). Apologies for not having this post up before now – I’ve been waiting until the end of time for 5-6 of the first video clips to upload to YouTube (for some reason it’d be faster if I hand-mailed them to YouTube HQ!); been 4+ hours so far!!
Video clips here:
The second eyas hatches during the night (all sorts of YouTube wrong happening with this one; apologies!!)
Diamond in a touching moment with her 2nd eyas
Diamond and the first two eyases
Feeding time for the first two eyases
Diamond returns to her first two eyases
The third eyas hatches finally
Indeed all 3 eyases appear to be healthy and all have been fed by Diamond at different times in the day. Initially this morning the first eyas (aka Tumbler) was hogging the entire feed, but once #3 arrived we could see that the feeding evened out across all three chicks. This is bound to happen. This is the first season where we’ve had more than 1 eyas in the eyrie, being able to use both our new HD cameras to record events. Unfortunately the lack of audio appears to be something in the older streaming apps we’re currently using, but efforts are being made right now to upgrade the capability (being careful not to lose capability entirely). The Project may be up for a software licence for a more robust player and streamer; we’ll let you know progress.
Wow, three successful hatches! That’s fantastic! Although I dearly miss Swift and Beau, I am grateful that Diamond and Bula have produced this wonderful family. Best wishes to all of them and to all involved in the Orange Falconcam Project.
Isn’t life grand at the Concrete Hilton? So pleased that all your hard work & dedication has come to fruition!
I would also like to thank Scott, who has been able to take up the slack and get the videos on line while I’ve been tied up with a ‘work-for-the-dole’ scheme (which was worthwhile: > 300 trees planted, plus many other propagation and conservation tasks achieved). I’ll now try and catch up!