A Third Chick

 

 

Chick number 3 hatched on the 21st May, watched by a fascinated audience at Whinlatter.

Hatch dates then are 18th, 19th and 21st.

Although the smallest the chick quickly raised its head and started begging for food before it had properly dried – a good omen for its survival.

Both KL and Unring have become more synchronised this year in guarding the chicks and one is always close by – although because of their small size they are still vulnerable to the elements. KL has spent the last couple of days shading them from the sun, so they do not de-hydrate.

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