torsdag 7 april 2016

Hatching next door

Today it was the neighbour's turn. I heard the chirps even before I entered the aviary, and as I did, Juno flew closely past my head to tell me not to come too close. It is interesting how the defense mode is switched on the minute the chicks hatch - some days ago she readily came down to feed, sitting on my arm. This state lasts during the chicks' period in the nest, and some time after fledging, then the parents happily welcome us into their territory again.
Now six weeks of hard work begins; feeding, sheltering and keeping clean to make sure that as many chicks as possible reach fledging.


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