Dec 292016
 

The five chicks emerged from their nest log over the past few days and are spending time climbing, or just sitting beside the nest, or even going back into the nest sometimes.  We weighed them this morning and weights are a little down on previous clutches, but the parents have after all, reared five this time.  I hope Hannah and Casey take a rest now but they will do what they want.  The photo is of the five chicks a week ago, last time we managed to get them all together. While we do have colour bands on them, we are waiting for dna tests to be completed at Massey to be sure what sexes we have this year.

Five chicks on 15 December, 7-8 weeks

Five chicks on 22 December, 7-8 weeks

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