Bigger by the day…….

Lunch time and we are getting bigger by the day…….

Bigger every day

Bigger every day

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What a difference a day makes!

The beginnings of feathers showing

The beginnings of feathers showing

Yesterday all white and fluffy.  Then today the beginnings of feathers.

4 fluffy white chicks

4 fluffy white chicks

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Sunbathing

The youngsters are very hot and don’t want to be smothered by their parents.

All sunbathing

All sunbathing

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Early morning exercise

Just after 6.00 this morning Mum came off the nest for a quick flight to stretch the wings before returning a couple of minutes later.

4 chicks

4 chicks

Mum returns

Mum returns

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After the rain

After an awful morning of rain and wind the sun came out!  So here is Dad after a quick visit to Mum to make sure she is alright.  Our pair seem to be particularly caring of each other.

Dad exiting the nest turret

Dad exiting the nest turret

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Working together

While one parent feeds the chicks the other shields them from the pouring rain.

Mum feeds while Dad protects

Mum feeds while Dad protects

Mum pushes Dad out

Mum pushes Dad out

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Breakfast time is family time

A proud father watches as Mum feeds the children….they don’t get left in the cold for long ….then Dad steps in to keep them warm….but after a bite to eat herself Mum takes over again – after all she is bigger and can keep them warm more easily.

Dad looks very proud as Mum feeds the chicks

Dad looks very proud as Mum feeds the chicks

Mum feeds her brood

Mum feeds her brood

A ball of 4 fluffy chicks in a cloud of feathers

A ball of 4 fluffy chicks in a cloud of feathers

Mum comes back to take over

Mum comes back to take over

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Dinner time

All 4 chicks being fed by Mum.  She makes sure each one gets enough to eat.

4 chicks being fed by Mum

4 chicks being fed by Mum

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4 Chicks confirmed

4 chicks are visible and confirmed.

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Breakfast in bed!

Breakfast in bed for everyone!

Breakfast in bed

Breakfast in bed

Breakfast in Bed

Breakfast in Bed

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