What a fantastic week it has been for the Manton Bay pair, Maya and 33(11).
In last week’s blog entry, we mentioned we were expecting the first chick to emerge imminently. Well, we didn’t have to wait long. It was Wednesday (6th May) and we had been watching, rewinding and checking again the webcam footage, trying to find any signs of a chick. Patience paid off and we soon had our first indication that an egg had hatched. Early afternoon, Maya shifted a segment of eggshell to the side of the nest, and it wasn’t long before we caught a glimpse of that small, newly hatched chick. But the icing on the cake for me, was being treated to a fantastic view of Maya feeding the chick for the very first time - 33 was spot on with the timing of that fish delivery!