Saturday, 22 October 2016

Piwakawaka all around us.

These Piwakawaka chicks are viewed from our deck being fed by the parents.
It is fascinating to watch the chicks huddling together to stay warm. Occasionally an outside chick climes over its neighbour to the centre. Too cold on the outside.
See videos at https://youtu.be/pt5ERQy9ILU
and  https://youtu.be/_Cl9xYKuHnI


Parent and Chick (The parent has the white eyebrows)
Parent arrives with food

Those hairy things sticking out from the chicks mouth are insect legs.
The parent makes sure that the food is all the way home. Interestingly, they feed all the chicks evenly. 

Staying warm


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