16 May 2012


It's been two weeks since GV was hatched and you can see how much the chicks have grown in comparison to the remains of the third egg.

The chicks are now following Bea about the nest attempting to stay in her shadow. They are walking about the nest, somewhat clumsily at times, and using their wings to support themselves. We should soon see the chick's downy fuzz being replaced with growing feathers.

8 comments:

Carol said...

I can't believe how close to the edge that one chick is. I'm afraid to watch anymore.

Anonymous said...

I know how you feel, Carol. Sometimes, especially when there are 3 chicks and one of them is not seeming to get food, I have to leave the site and hope that all is well when I get back to watch another time. But as is often said, this is nature and we have to accept that. Right now it looks like one of the chicks is near the edge, but it could be nesting material--can't tell for sure.

Vivian

Anonymous said...

Bea is so beautiful. How wonderful to be able to watch these magnificent creatures.

Carol said...

Vivian, it is definitely one of the chicks. I see it changing positions. Now I have noticed Bea is eating the eggshell. I knew eagles did this so I'm not too surprised. Good calcium source.

Anonymous said...

It has been an hour and a half since I last looked in, and both chicks are in the middle of the nest with Bea watching over them. They must have just been fed because they are hardly moving. All seems well.

Vivian

Anonymous said...

The chicks continue to grow, and look about equal in size. I have not seen any aggression at feeding time, and am curious if things seem to have settled down.

Have a good weekend.

Peter

moderator said...

Peter,

GV and RJ are indeed growing and as you mentioned they seem less aggressive at this point. Maybe GV realized the RJ can hit hard too.

Have a good weekend yourself. 8-)

Anonymous said...

They have really grown since Friday - just amazing!!!!