Female bringing in a fresh catch for breakfast!

May 17, 2017 in In the Nest Box

2017.0517.1-001The chicks are eating many times each day and are growing.  In between meals they tend to huddle close to one another for warmth.  They always respond when the female brings food.

In this moment, they had been in tight huddle, the female arrived with a big breakfast. They eagerly stretched out their necks, packed away the meal and went back to the tight huddle!  The female makes sure the food is distributed fairly and tenderly.