Today is day 26 since the first eggs hatched in nest 12. They should begin leaving the nest within the next few days.
Two items of information to report. “Runt” as I’m calling him/her is still alive. I fed it just a couple of meal worms this morning. I was hoping to capture some video of how I do this, but the baby doesn’t seem to care for bright light since its eyes just opened. I also did a thorough nest check. I have 42 babies. That’s compared to 40 when I thought I did a good count on May 28
Here are the counts.
Nest 1 = 3 babies
Nest 3 = 4 babies
Nest 5 = 6 babies (I only saw 5 babies on the 28th)
Nest 6 = 6 babies (I only saw 5 babies on the 28th)
Nest 7 = 6 babies
Nest 8 = 6 babies (I only saw 5 babies on the 28th)
Nest 10 = 4 babies + 1 egg (I saw 5 babies on the 28th)
Nest 11 = has a nest, but no eggs or babies
Nest 12 = 4 babies (and 26 days old as of today)
Nest 14 = 1 baby
Nest 16 = 2 babies
Grand total = 42 babies