4 chicks hatched; female feeding time!

May 14, 2017 in In the Nest Box

2017.0514-001The adults begin feeding the chicks shortly after that have hatched.  At this sage, their eyes remain closed, but the chicks already have the instinct to crane their necks upward for food! Most of the brooding and feeding of small young is carried out by the female, while the male hunts to supply the food. After the first couple of weeks, the female shares the hunting.