Jan 292017
 

The first photo shows Kathy helping weigh one of the latest Kaka chicks.  Not the best photo of Kathy, but the best I have at present. These photos were taken at the end of December when the colour bands were put on the chicks for identification. They were also weighed as usual and considering there are five, weights are pretty good compared with other clutches.

Kathy Morrison with kaka chick

Kathy Morrison with kaka chick

Russell with banded chick and dad Casey on shoulder

Russell with banded chick and dad Casey on shoulder

It is now several weeks since they all emerged from the nest and the chicks are doing well. Personalities starting to show and occasionally one will land on a helper or visitor.  We now have confirmed by dna tests, that there are four females and one male this time. Helpers, friends and sponsors will be naming these chicks in due course.