Friday, May 26, 2023

Chick pics to take you through the long weekend

Memorial Day weekend is here, and Amelia and Christo's kids are growing fast and appear to be doing well. Below are a some highlights from this last week.

May 18:

Two of the three chicks, and Amelia hidden behind leaves on the right.

Having an animated convo...

Christo arrives on the nest. Two chicks are in front of him and the third is partially hidden behind the sticks on the right.

May 21:
One chick watches Amelia take off.

Bye, Mom!


Note the yellowish color on the chick's chest and the brown wings. Their appearance is changing quickly.

A few wing flaps reveal those flight feathers growing in.

Two of the chicks cooperate for the camera, the one on the right not so much.

Note the brown feathers growing in on this chick's head. The other two still have downy white heads, so this nestling is likely the oldest.

Mom feeds two of the chicks.

When the adults leave the nest, there's more room for stretching and flapping.

The next phase should be branching, when the chicks decide to explore the tree branches around the nest. This could now happen at any time.

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