Tuesday, May 14, 2013

2 Weeks Old

Here's a nice photo of the chick and Durand from Sunday, just about 2 weeks of age.  I know I state this often, but again, it is simply amazing how fast it grows!  Also noticeable in this photo is the protruding crop - evidence of a good meal.

The naming poll is now closed and the winner is...Zoom!  Thanks to all of the students who submitted names and the over 3,500 people who voted!!!  The banding is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21st at 10 a.m. and will be shown over the live stream.  We will let you know which feed (ledge or nestbox) when we get the details worked out.

Yesterday afternoon the chick ventured out of the nestbox and was out of sight of the adults.  This confused Durand and to compensate she went back into incubation mode and even offered food to the eggs!  This peculiar change in the adult's behavior continued into the evening.  Even though the chick was not in any danger, we made the decision to put the chick back in the box late last evening due to the cool overnight temperatures.  All seems very "normal" this morning.