Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Chicks in First Gourd

May 10 - Sometime before 06:00, the first Purple Martin chick hatched in gourd #1. Feeding attempts began around 07:00 with many parent switch-outs happening this morning. Second chick hatched around 10:15.

This is during the evening nest check, parents do a good job of hiding the chicks under leaves. Still only two at this point.

Update May 13 - Two more hatched late on May 11. The final egg looks pipped as if the chicked had made an attempt to get out but failed. I will give it another day or two before removing the failed egg.

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