Wildlife Diary Monday 24th June

by Lindsey

Well our feisty chick has had a busy day, in the last few days it’s pecked its mum (not a good idea) and its dad, today it took it a step further. Just before nine this morning the male was on the nest with the chick, he was foutering (fiddling) around with his back to chick waving his tail feathers over the chick’s head. Well this was too much for the chick and you could see it with its mouth open following its dad’s feathers until eventually SNAP went the tiny beak and the chick had a mouthful of dad’s tail feathers. Dad didn’t even notice! Our wee chick definitely has attitude just like its mum…

The chick continues to stretch its wings and wander round the nest and in response to this the female is bringing in sticks and building up the sides of the nest. On one of its wanders it fell over on its back and we were treated to the sight of it waggling its legs in the air trying to right itself. The female was looking on but made no effort to help out. After much wiggling it finally got back up the right way, perhaps it’s more like its clumsy dad…

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by Lindsey Well our feisty chick has had a busy day, in the last few days it’s pecked its mum (not a good idea) and its dad, today it took …

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