Tuesday, August 09, 2016

3 and 1 for the season.

After much fighting with Red Tail, I let her sit on five eggs.  4 hatched.  We ended up with 3 girls and a boy.  They are late season chicks, so I don't know if they will do much next year until later.  But that's fine.  At least Red Tail and I are not fighting.

Much.

The babies are pretty much wanting to be with Mom, only Mom, and they are really active.  I think this sort of grates on Red Tail a little, because they run around her continually.  She is a very good mama, however, and calls them over for bugs and seeds, as she finds them.  The kids are taking to being outside, and they do so much like black berry seeds, even if it does make them have purple beaks...

The other birds are not as aggressive to the babies sometimes they have been.  I think it's because Red Tail has taken to beating the living crap out of them, if they so much as look sideways at the chicks.  The babies don't seem to get in the way much, and that helps, too.  The boy seems to like to be front and center at the food bowl, though.

Teenagers...


6 comments:

  1. If there is anything on the planet as cute as chicks, I can't think of it right now. Although...I guess baby "anythings" are pretty cute.

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    1. Pretty much. Even uglier animals are usually kinda adorable as babies...

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  2. It sounds like a lovely family, and very entertaining!

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    1. I am enjoying them. I hope I can get some pics up soon...

      Cat

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  3. Glad to hear the babies are doing well, and that Mama is doing a terrific job protecting them.

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    1. Good to see, yes, and since I wasn't sure what kind of Mom she was going to be, it worked out well!

      Cat

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