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Sunday, 27 June 2010

Only 5 Left.

Yesterday morning the 6th hatchling lay dead in the nest. After much hesitation and pondering I opened the nesting box and removed the dead hatchling. I also removed the one that had previously died and that had disappeared from sight. The smell was horrible. The little 5 birds were really silent and still. The one that already could see, made itself as small as possible whilst looking at me with its eyes wide open. Their colours are really intense, black and yellow feathers and a very pink (dark pink) skin...(next year I NEED a colour camera!).

Status this morning:

Of the remaining 5, 4 are about the same (growth-wise), the 5th is a bit smaller and has fewer feathers.

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