Growth spurts

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The chicks have been growing by leaps and bounds from balls of white fluff (week 1) to balloons of brown fluff (week 2) to scaly reptilian mini-monsters (week 3) to the floppy feathered dusters we see this week. With fish on tap they are keeping well ahead with growth schedule so that today KL did not feel the need to sit over them on the edge of the nest all day but took off to the top of the tree (just out of camera view) to keep a lookout there. Proof of the chicks being permanently full to the brim was obvious in that this morning at 09.45 both Mum and Dad were busy feeding a chick apiece and this afternoon when Dad returned with a fish and ate it on the branch in  front of them they just blinked at him lazily, and went back to sleep.

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