Three well-fed chicks

If you’ve been watching the webcam today, you’ll know that the three chicks – including this morning’s new arrival – have enjoyed regular feeds throughout the day. After this morning’s Perch, 5R brought a very large Pike to the nest which kept his new family satisfied for much of the afternoon. Although very weak at first, the youngest chick – which only hatched this morning – has grown visibly stronger during the day and is now a match for its siblings at feeding time. Here’s the moment it received its first piece of fish from Mum earlier today; its the furthest left of the three chicks.

At this stage of the season it is usually only the female who feeds the chicks, but this afternoon 5R offered some of the Pike to them too. As this video shows, however, they were so full of fish that none of them were interested! It was great to watch, though!

4 responses to “Three well-fed chicks”

  1. Mike Simmonds

    Tim what a great sight. You must all be absolutely over the moon.

  2. COLIN DOUGLAS

    It has been wonderful watching these three chicks coming into the world and I’m hoping it’s a good omen for Lady and her mate up at the Loch of the Lowes, who are expecting the first of their four this season to hatch some time this coming weekend.

  3. holdingmoments

    So incredibly gentle too.

  4. Anita

    These are fantastic pictures and make for compulsive viewing. Just wondered what happens to the fish – is every part of it eaten as I can’t see any remains in the nest?