Screencap from webcam Maggy, LK forum
Estonian text posted 04.05.2019
English translation Liis
Image from this morning of the owl family in the nest trunk
Tawny owl Kodukakk Strix aluco
The webcam image shows the difference in size between the three older chicks and the fourth that was hatched two days later than the first three.
Mother Klaara has no longer time to feed the chicks individually and the fight for survival between the owl chicks is on, altough it is not conscious but rather as human thinking sees it.
At the end of May the chicks start leaving the nest trunk
So the owl chicks jump waiting for the food when the female arrives, to be the first to get at the food and gobble the rodent unchewed