It has now been nearly three weeks since the first chick hatched on the Manton Bay nest and two weeks since the fourth hatched. It’s been fantastic to be able to watch their progress over the past few weeks and amazing how much they have already grown, and their plumage developed, all thanks to a high protein diet of fish!
Male 33(11) is still doing a fantastic job in bringing back fish, mainly comprising of Roach, which are a surface-dwelling species, but he has also been bringing back Trout, Bream and even some Pike - there is definitely enough food to go around. The fourth chick is continuing to make excellent progress and has even started to push itself to the front of the queue during feeding times. It has even begun to be a little bit feisty, initiating some bickering with its siblings, which has been very entertaining to watch!