Our swallow chick remains in the box. Mom and dad are perched outside calling, but the chick doesn't seem interested. We've had a couple hot, humid days. Maybe the chick is waiting for better weather? This is the third day since we could have expected him? to fledge.
Our swallow chick is still with us in the box. He's? been very curious about the outside world and has hopped up to the entrance several times today. The first day he might have fledged was yesterday. Won't be long now.
Today was the first day we could expect our chick to fledge. Looks like he's? decided to stick around for a little longer.
Our surviving chick is getting curious about what's outside the box. He's? testing his wings, peering out and getting ready to launch. He could go as soon as Wednesday.
I spent the morning visiting the loon family with two chicks in the Upper Valley area. Both chicks appear to be doing well, both are growing rapidly, are active and feeding eagerly.
Feathers adjusted, time to give them a fluff and check to see if they're repelling water.
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