Sorry, I lost admin access for a bit, but I have it back.
This is the scene where Diamond has brought in a red wattlebird, but for some reason it is not eaten by Bali, who presumably is already full (too many mince pies!). This was the last time I’ve seen the young male juvenile ie almost exactly two days ago. Has he flown the coop? He’s certainly not in the box at night any more, which is either empty or occupied by Diamond (adult female).
This prey species was easy to identify, being whole, but most prey brought into the box to be consumed by little ones comes minus head, wings, tail and feathers, so is quite a challenge! I’m putting in for a small grant to get some decent video and still image enhancer, plus a research assistant to see if we can nail down some of the hundreds of prey that I have not yet been able to identify. Or failing identification to species level, consider some way of usefully classifying each prey by size, family etc. Ideas welcome!
Thanks to Shep who spotted some courtship interaction between Diamond and Xavier (adult male) yesterday morning. My screen recording is pretty coarse and I missed it. I really, really, want Milestone back! Sorry, it’s only the ledge recording, so there are some gaps. Having said that, I can at least make longer recordings with this system.
And thanks to Scott, who has done all this extra voluntary work to get the systems (or most of them) up and running again. Going home for a swim, but will be back this evening.
And finally, I did a round up of the usual haunts yesterday evening. Still no sign of Bali, but I found the rest of the family in and around the tower: Marragaay looking very regal on top, occasionally whining, Diamond, snoozing, tucked into the microwave dish and Xavier in the box.