17 August 2022
I’ve just checked on the nest again, and as my head popped up over the wall I was met by a barrage of bill clicks from the two chicks. It sounded like they were making popcorn in the nest.
The female simply watched me impassively with her eyes half-closed. The chick sandwiched between its sibling and the female then tried to perform a spread-wing threat display – but was unable to get very far because of the confined space.
Really good to see that the behavioural development of the chicks is progressing according to schedule.
By Geoff Lockwood