Thanks so much to everyone who voted in the Great Chick Naming Competition. Alas no prizes. Here are the results:
|Gaama||24||(Wiradjuri for storm)|
|Burrawarra||12||(Wiradjuri for dusty)|
|Budhin||26||(Wirdjuri for sunbeam)|
As you can see, the clear winners were Budhin (sunbeam), closely followed by Gaama (storm). There were only three Wiradjuri names and they did pretty well).
The parents have been leaving the chicks for longer and longer periods alone while they hunt (or just sit on the top of the tower and wait for dinner!). Here are two youngsters with the abandoned egg from this afternoon. You can see how huge they are getting. Often six meals a day coming in, with a few of the large honeyeaters (noisy miner and red wattlebird) in the mix.
I’ve put one in avi format and one in mp4, so you can choose.