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Thank you, David.  That was wonderful watching the chick just sit there surrounded by the bigger birds.  How much longer until he can fly?

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I have been watching him and only ever see him alone.  I hope the bigger birds were being friendly.  Lets hope he grows to full size.  How long will that take?

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I have only seen him alone or with one parent before , but this one popped up on my you tube feed and I thought it worth sharing . I note the date at the top is 18 March 2020 .

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Thanks David. What an amazing video. The chick looked a little worried at times!

 

Leigh

 

 

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Grabbed these screenshots a little earlier

 

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53 minutes ago, boeckli said:

Grabbed these screenshots a little earlier

 

 

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Testing his/her wings prior to first flight.

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30 minutes ago, By The Bay said:

Testing his/her wings prior to first flight.


cue Bette Midler......
.......The wind beneath my wings

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It's a female.

 

Courtesy of the Conservation website.


The nest featured on Royalcam for the 2019/20 season is at Top Flat Track. It belongs to OGK (banded orange, green, black) a 21-year-old male, and YRK (banded yellow, red, black), a 25-year-old female. YRK laid the egg on 14 November 2019 and the chick, a female, hatched on 31 January 2020.

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2 minutes ago, Ondine said:

It's a female.

 

Courtesy of the Conservation website.


The nest featured on Royalcam for the 2019/20 season is at Top Flat Track. It belongs to OGK (banded orange, green, black) a 21-year-old male, and YRK (banded yellow, red, black), a 25-year-old female. YRK laid the egg on 14 November 2019 and the chick, a female, hatched on 31 January 2020.

 

Thanks for the info

 

Here's another one I got - just stretching a little - too much sitting around ...

 

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Happy when I see her move otherwise I get worried.

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Posted (edited)

 

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Edited by boeckli

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I took a brief look at her yesterday and she was flapping her wings.  Great shots BOECKLI.  Looking at the "Royal Families of past"  they seem to fledge in September so she has a long way to go.

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I was watching this morning and she moved right away from the nest out of camera view and then came back. Prior to moving she was flapping her wings too. 
 

Leigh

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Posted (edited)

 

The chick and I got really lucky this morning. The chick got fed - and I got to watch!!

(And recorded it for you to watch too) 😁

 

 

 

Edited by boeckli

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Thanks for sharing the videos of the chick being fed.

Another beautiful autumn day in Dunedin.

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Our little friend having some night time visitors. A couple of bunnies, and it is not even Easter.

 

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