Good Morning Villagers
The not so little chick is 19 days old today. It has come on leaps and bounds. It is now walking round the nest on it’s haunches and becoming very inquisitive. Lady is having difficulty trying to cover it.
While on holiday we were lucky to see some various newborn chicks. They are so cute.
Diary for Tuesday 18th June 2013
Fish Deliveries - 4
The day started off dull and cloudy. Laddie bought in a fish at 06.19.
Lady protected the chick the best she could. Thankfully the rain did not last too long.
Another fish is bought in at 8.33. Chick and Lady well fed. Laddie takes the remains at 10.34, flies off with it and finishes it off.
The morning continued with Laddie and Lady on the nest together a couple of times and Lady took two breaks leaving the chick alone for a couple of minutes each time.The chick is very alert and looking around now.
The afternoon remained dry. Lady called a few time for a fish. At 14.07 he lands with a divot, not what she was wanting and he got told. At 15.19 Lady left the chick alone for 8 minutes. She returned at 15.27. The chick was quietly calling for her while she was gone.
Her request for a fish is eventually granted at 16.07 when Laddie delivers a large headless fish to the nest. Lady grabs it and immediately starts to feed the chick who is up like a flash. Laddie flies off and leaves them to their meal. Both Lady and chick are well fed.
At 17.07 Laddie arrives with another large headless fish. Lady takes it and tries to feed a well and truly stuffed chick. It has a couple of mouthfuls. Lady has some herself and the rest is left on the nest.
At 17.47 Lady flies off for a very quick toilet break, returns to start feeding the insatiable chick again. It is going to be twice the size tomorrow.!
Laddie flies in at 18.03 for the remains of the fish and flies off with it.
18.30 Laddie arrives with the remains of the previous fish. Lady gently takes it. The chick is not very interested at the moment!! But Lady is and eats.
At 19.49 Lady starts shouting – more fish!! Laddie arrives with the tail end of the previous fish and eats it. Lady shouts at him. He then finds a bit of fish skin left on the nest and flies off with it.
21.24 Laddie flies in and gets shouted at again, he finds yet more tail end of fish and eats it. He then flies off.
Lady bathes in the Lowes sunshine. As the night draws in the sounds of the Loch become prominent. Woodcock, Owls and mostly the Oyster Catchers shouting in the background.
23.00 The cam is very dark now. Can just make out Lady’s head. They have all fed well today.
Over at Dyfi, Glesni and Monty have been taking it in turns to incubate the eggs. Approximately only 9 days left to the first hatch. Everything crossed for successful hatchings.
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