Xavier and Diamond are on a roll to keep their week old chick fed. Xavier came in with a pigeon while Diamond was away. He might not have had long to feed his baby before Mum returned but, Xavier did a splendid job and Only Bob got some very nice bites.
Xavier was very good at connecting with the little one’s mouth.
It is so cute when they can finally see their parents and that beak of food. Look at it opening wide. What a little sweetheart.
Xavier had really been enjoying feeding his chick. He has demonstrated repeatedly that he wants – very much – to be more involved in the care of the eyas. Hopefully, Diamond will be less protective soon.
There were, of course, many more feedings during the day.
Xavier had some time to cuddle with the little one after he brought in the prey for Diamond for one of the evening meals. So sweet, that little one leaning up against Dad.
Only Bob is ready for its 17:30 meal – beak wide open!
Look at how big the little chick’s wings are getting. Yesterday, this wee one was only a week old.
There might be only one but it looks like it is going to be big and strong!
Thank you so much for joining me. So many of you really enjoy watching Xavier and Diamond. If you haven’t ever looked into their scrape box, here is the link. They are fantastic parents – lots of fun with the prey and Xavier trying to get some ‘chick time’.
Take care all. See you soon!
Thank you to Charles Sturt University at Orange Falcon Cam and Cilla Kinross for their streaming cam where I took my screen shots.
Thanks Mary Ann! What a great update on little only Bob! Such a sweetheart is right! Great photos and so glad Xavier got to feed and spend time together with his little one while Diamond was out! Thanks for the link to watch and have a great afternoon!
Oh, you are so welcome. If you do not normally watch falcons, I highly recommend Xavier and Diamond along with the Melbourne 367 Collins Street. There are several excellent cams in North America that I will post next year when their season begins. The Peregrine Falcons are lovely birds to watch. Even with four mouths in Melbourne, everyone gets fed. The incidence of siblicide is so rare that it hardly makes the research. I call them ‘feel good’ nests – like the Albatross!