Saturday, 4 June 2011


The chicks have finally broken free of the nest.  They now quite happily flap around and stretch their wings, it's amazing to see but also quite sad as very soon now they will be leaving us.  All 5 babies are strong and healthy, unfortunately the runt of the family died early on so these 5 have been very well fed by their parents.

We also spotted an unhatched egg, this must have been from the previous inhabitants and just got buried at the bottom of the nest.

Lady is no longer roosting with them at night as they are so big, so instead they huddle together for warmth.  You will notice some of these videos have sound; the motion detector doesn't record sound but if we record manually it does.  The chicks really do chirp away all day chatting to each other they are so cute.