Machteld wrote:I am not quiet handy with taking pictures. I downloaded Gadwin, and it is making pictures allright, but I can not find them back Going back to work now, but I will try later on. So far thank you for your help!
18:08 - sweet yes! Now Madis leaves and takes the fish with him!
18:37 Madis returns - there is now a chunk of fish in his right foot (I did not see his arrival, but I am guessing he brought it with him). Piret chirps, but does not get up. Madis stands beside her, looking around.
18:40 Piret stands and flies off. The chicks are still making their bounch-chirp that suggests they are still full. Madis turns his back and eats some fish.
18:42 Piret returns. Madis offers bites to the chicks but they ignore him.
18:43 Madis flies off - leaving the fish on the nest.
18:45 Piret settles down to brood the chicks. The egg looks intact.
Well Madis had a chance to feed the chicks, Piret went.
But it is almost as if Madis is afraid of it, he did a half-hearted attempt, but didn't go through with it.
Even after Piret was back she didn't stop him, but it never came that far.
Now Madis has left and Piret lies over the chicks and egg.
jopie wrote:Ohansen, I have that same picture too (have several of the moment) and that attempt also failed, because Madis pulled back. But is very nice to wait for a next moment and hope it will succeed!
Edit: and then again: after watching Maertha's video I'm not so sure anymore. I don't see the chick swallowing something, but it seems as if that piece from Madis' beak disappears
I think the chick got a bite, but it lost it. It looks like Piret is picking it up shortly after and giving it to the chick at the back of the nest.