Tuesday, May 26, 2009

4 weeks old

Everything continues to proceed normally in the nest. The chicks are spending a lot of time exploring the ledge and starting to practice flapping. Here's a video clip of one of the females (presumably because the chick is so large) out for a "flap-about." Watch how she reacts when a fluffy down feather floats up in front of her!

video

Earlier, Apollo (presumably because this nestling is so small) was begging one of the adults for food inside the nestbox.
Here's a good shot of a couple of the chicks to document their size at the age of 4 weeks: