08 May 2014

It's been 2-1/2  weeks since BK and CR hatched. They are now growing they're rusty-gold pin feathers which appear on the head and neck. Darker body, or contour, feathers follow a little later and finally the outer feathers of the wing and tail, known as the primary large or secondary small flight feathers, and rectrices, or tail flight feathers appear at about three to four weeks. The chicks should have their full set of feathers at about six weeks old.


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Noticed the chicks look darker...thanks for all your information and updates! R

Anonymous said...

omwhere are the parents...should they be left alone this long.

moderator said...

Bea and/or Jasper are usually perched on one of the tower's antennae when not in view of the camera. They are always nearby.

Anonymous said...

what an adorable picture tonight...one chick tucked under the mother and the other one snuggled up to her...isn't nature just wonderful to watch and of course learn from.

birdgirl said...

Yes!!! Nature is just wonderful to watch -- sometimes very pleasurable, sometimes very sad -- but always awesome!

Thanks to Palmetto Electric and our wonderful Moderator!

Vivian

birdgirl said...

Camera not working this morning. Hope everything is OK there!

Vivian

moderator said...

Hey Vivian,

Just checked with an outside connection to the osprey cam and the camera is working fine. Clear your browser cache/history and try again.

birdgirl said...

Don't know what the problem was, but it is working now. Thanks!

Vivian