Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Day 14 - Feathers!

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.

When the parents feed the chicks, it is fast and furious!  There's a lot of movement with long stretched necks, open mouths, nonstop baby tweets and place changing, which includes stepping on each other.  The two older chicks (by 3 days) sometimes stand tall on their little toothpick legs.  Each chick may get two or three touches of food from the parent's beak, then all is quiet.  Don't feel bad for the one in the back, he will get fed on the next go around.  Sometimes the parents show up ready to feed, but the chicks are all too full and just ignore them.  I noticed one of the chicks preening his new feathers today.

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