Thursday, 17 July 2008

Almost Off!

Here in the centres it is getting nail biting! The chicks are big, strong, and bold, but none has yet taken that brave final step off the nest. The largest female chick has certainly been close to it and at least two of the chicks have managed airborne hops across the width of the nest- at least six feet- but until they actually leave the nest it doesn't count as full fledging. Yesterday a crowd of visitors was teased by the largest female chick, as she danced on the edge of the nest tantalisingly several times- to a chorus of GO GO GO ! YOU CAN DO IT! from the crowd. Maybe today? We'll keep you posted

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