Day 21: First juvenile feathers start to show!

June 2, 2017 in In the Nest Box

2017.0602-001Around the three week point, the first juvenile feathers begin to poke through the down on the breast.   The chicks continue to rest on their tarsi much of the time, rather than standing on their feet, but this balance shifts quickly in the days to follow.  Today they are resting quite a bit and awaiting next feeding!