They did it!! The wagtail pair have successfully produced their second brood of the season. After the bad luck of losing the last nest and having to abandon four eggs they triumphed by fledging three little chicks today.
There was a lot of wriggling in the nest, the dominant chick stands on two siblings.
The two larger chicks ventured further and flew off over the garden wall, while this little one found shelter under the garden bench. The parent birds started rebuilding their third nest on the 7th October and five weeks later the chicks have fledged. They will continue feeding them for another couple of weeks and I hope that they will stay awhile in the shelter of the backyard.
7 thoughts on “Cape Wagtails: The third sitting”
Wonderful news, Liz! They look so adorable. Good luck!
Love the hair-do! Beautifully captured Liz 🙂
Love the little fuzz head!
Fabulous news, what clever parents. Great captures Liz 🙂
Great pics!!!! And the light is fantastic!!!
It may be the angle of view but that seems like such a fragile nest it’s a wonder the wind doesn’t knock it over. 🙂
Adorable. I hope this brood survives and thrives!