after the interference Sartas came home and fed the babies who were very hungry so there was more pecking than ever before during a feeding. to my surprise i finally realized that quite often Pukitis was the one who started the exchange of blows. this made me also look back to see if it was always so. it wasn't; Pukitis had to grow a few more days older before he started.
so far i had assumed that it was the bigger Makonite who was oppressing the smaller Pukitis and beating him. (i suppose most of us thought like this.)
naturally Makonite didn't like the blows which Pukitis was giving her and so she then hit Pukitis back twice as hard and he ducked in the bottom of the nest. Kukelke was so observant already then that he saw that Pukitis was also giving blows.
viewtopic.php?p=319027#p319027[color=#FF8000]On 08 May 2014, 14:54[/color] Kukelke wrote:... I just saw the smallest one even peck at the other.
i made some clips which demonstrate how Pukitis was the quarrelsome sibling and not just the innocent suffering little baby. of course Makonite started some fights, too. -later Makonite beat Pukitis also without him making the first move. it now seems that perhaps Pukitis himself made her assume this beating habit. at least he strengthened her inclination to it.
here are the Pontu clips of Sartas returning and feeding the chicks