As you’ve already observed (I’m a day behind you..), our youngsters are becoming much more mobile and brave, and our young suitor is being a bit more grown-up, with notable exceptions….
At one time, I started to kid myself that he was watching intently how Diamond fed the chicks, only to realise that he was just watching for a chance to grab a mouthful himself.
On one morning he brought in some ‘dressed’ prey, only to find Diamond still feeding, so, rather understandably, he took off again after waiting for a while.
Diamond has started bringing in unplucked prey (starling), which she roughly plucked in the box, then fed to the brood. I think this was her catch as Xavier had been dawdling on the ledge. I’ve just noticed that one of our brood fell over in astonishment!
Also she rarely succeeds now at ‘sitting’ on her chicks, but still tries occasionally. Mostly now she stands over them, or uses the ledge at night, despite the chill air (we are still getting frosts).
I have to go back to Sydney on tomorrow afternoon’s train for a weekend conference/meeting. I’ll try and catch up tomorrow, but it’s not likely as I have a morning of plant propagation, so have a good weekend and I’ll talk to you again on Monday.
nestcam was down 8 hours
Late afternoon Oct 19 USA time it went out on me.
Thanks for the new post and pics!
All is going normal – well .. uh …
Lady Di is on the ledge overnite, chick cuddle together
The connection is ok today! 🙂
11:26 Feeding 1 youtu.be/PrZKuxu-470
5:39 Diamond leaves youtu.be/6bxVdN61EHw
12:24 Feeding 2 youtu.be/dv_eNYjtykQ
bev in Canada notes – I LOVE her notes!
darn feet, Diamond tried to retrieve it as it went form one to the other LOL
and no worries about Xavier. If he was not in Australia I would say he was related to our Chase in Edmonton, Chase was exactly like this his first year , when he came in , after egg s were laid. He has gone on to become an excellent provider and mate and father.
And I bet if we were there 10/7 like a few of us are in Edmonton , we would witness him bringing in a lot of prey. Chase still has a few tug a wars with Radisson. In school we would he has a little ADH. But we love them anyway, even if at times we wamt to tear our hair out
one in corner by itself, with a piece of prey. the other 2 beaking.
a little unsteady but one in corner has done full walk about
Diamond and one of the chicks in a spirited tug-o-war. Diamond won….but barely!
Cilla / Scott
Is there some way you can keep my RRP link on my nickname so it will post?
Scott, Cilla – can you post this to show on my posts –
SO THERE IS NO DELAY??