I managed to fish
another one out of the nest, although it was a bit of a chore. I have to do
it one-handed, and their little wings are getting strong. It was interesting
that while I was taking photos mom was still feeding the others. I am fairly
sure there are only four now. I guess the dead baby in the lawn was one of them.
These chicks are getting active and noisy now, really screaming for food. I
was also amused that the chick I took out seemed to be most comfortable resting
in my hand. When I held my hand down it made its way toward it and tried to
climb on it. When I made a chirping noise at it, it chirped back and seemed
to enjoy being outside. Notice the wing development in just one day. No wonder
they are hungry. *Note* -- It is very unusual for the last hatched chick (when
it is a day late) to survive.