Alden Feeds the Chicks!

18 May 2022

Annie’s new mate, Alden, is trying really hard to feed the chicks and be a good mate. One day he brought in a moth and tried to feed them. Annie rushed in! Alden has incubated and has brooded the chicks and he is fantastic at bringing in interesting prey items. Alden loves to hunt at night and has found many different species than Grinnell who liked to hunt his prey in downtown San Francisco. Pigeons are larger and it doesn’t take lots of them to fill up the female and the chicks. Most times Alden’s prey items are smaller.

Today the two chicks were in the scrape. Annie was not there. It was hot. They certainly did not need brooding.

Annie was not around later and Alden came in with a prey item. The chicks were hungry. Alden decided to feed them. The following video that Cal Falcons posted is better than any comedy I have seen in a long time. Enjoy!

Thanks Cal Falcons. That was brilliant!


    1. I am so glad you enjoyed it, Betty. I couldn’t help but not post it. The world is so gloomy – I laughed and hoped everyone else did too. He is trying so hard and those two gave him such funny grief playing tug with that bird! These two chicks are going to be total characters when they are running around flapping. I can’t wait!

  1. B says:

    Bless you, Alden! So earnest. The right guy in the right place at the right time. So thankful you are there.

    1. Yes. Alden is precious. I noticed today that those two chicks did not act up for Annie! They sure did give Dad a hard time though. Alden is trying so hard and he is going to get there and become an expert feeder!

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