Monday, 16 June 2008

Unusually positive

Some unusually positive news from the quad today. Firstly, both of the remaining chicks are still with us, and are still getting bigger. That means a period of more than a week when there have been no further chick fatalities. Secondly, and more impressively, we additionally have a newly-hatched brood of 3 chicks. We've been expecting this for a couple of weeks, but nothing has happened until now. Seeing newly-hatched chicks again, it's clear how much the survivors from the original batch have grown. They positively tower over the new arrivals. We're now just hoping that competition for resources doesn't make the new batch appear too much like disposable rivals to the original batch.

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