Mrs G and Aran have a family to raise now. Aran has been a wonderful dad, provider and defender of the nest and territory and Mrs G, a great mom to their three chicks.
Three very special days last month, pure magic:
The three bobbleheads are four days apart, but what a difference a day makes in the life of these little fighters.
A portrait of a very orderly feed yesterday:
"The Pecking Order"
The chicks are changing very quickly, #1 and #2 entering the reptilian stage. In a few weeks' time these cute humbugs will learn they have wings. And we will watch in awe when they take to the skies.
A summary of the season so far
The chicks ages today
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Thank you for a super start to the new month, BIRDIE :)
MrsG had a choice this morning, she chose the tailender a few moments after this snap:
Aran just got a toenail caught in a flounder. He had to shake and shake to loosen it off.
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In reply to scylla:
We had a fleeting visitor, glared into unrecognisability but I wonder if it was a pigeon?
scylla said:Aran just got a toenail caught in a flounder. He had to shake and shake to loosen it off.
He's still eating it while MrsG feeds the chicks from the large overnight fish. She's just flown.
Thank you Karen and thank you Scylla. It's very slow this morning but expexted for the 1st day of the month.
Chick#1 (baby Dai Dot) is not a baby anymore. "Her" dai dots at the back of "her" head are not visible any more. I say "her" because she has "Mrs G" written all over her beautiful dark face.
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It was 9am when the RF box opened for me. Let's see how long it will take for this to post.
In reply to Birdie Num Num:
Birdie Num Num said:Chick#1 (baby Dai Dot) is not a baby anymore. "Her" dai dots at the back of "her" head are not visible any more. I say "her" because she has "Mrs G" written all over her beautiful dark face.
My thought yesterday was "Are we at last going to get a MrsG lookalike?".
(I've waited ages to be able to post that inconsequential remark with quote, now I'm off and hope to see y'all later :) )
Hi Scylla, Cathy and Gardenbirder,
I tell a lie...I had a look at #1's head and the dots are still visible.
There was a mini fight between #1 and #2 at 08h44.
Then at 11h24 #1 helped mom with the house work.
At 11h50 Aran took the cardboard fish to the perch and finished it there.
Both parents keeping the chicks cool in the shade.
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Another cardboard fish has resurfaced from the nest. Mrs G is feeding the chicks. It is so bright that the shaded area where the chicks are is almost black. I noticed that the pictures looks highly saturated.
Fish at 15h37
Mrs G hesitated and decided to take the fresh fish and leave the cardboard fish on the side.
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