Saturday, December 8, 2007

All well in Baby Budgie Land

We finally saw the third egg (fourth, really since one has hatched), which is reassuring. No more seem to have hatched. Sutcliffe is going full force now on feeding: he goes through about one to two teaspoons of cooked oatmeal a day, and about as much seed. He's an eating and feeding machine! Sutcliffe's beak is now a brilliant blue, both cere and lower beak. I wish I could post video for you all to see, but, I am glad to report, the baby is moving well. His rump seems to have a few pin feathers on it, or, that may simply be shadow. Its hard to get good focus. Most of the time, the baby and eggs are being sat upon by MA. However, from time to time he seems to squirm out and CHIRP! How could something or someone so tiny be so loud? He is no bigger than the tip of my thumb, probably more like the size of the tip of my pinkie.


Carl said...

It's kind of amazing that the budgies don't feather their nests. It looks like the infant must squirm around on bare wood.

Is this because budgies in the wild make their nests in hollow logs?

Contributions by: J and K, the Human Guardians of a Few Budgies said...

There area a few feathers, but largely, the baby lies on wood. I don't know why. Mary ann did stuff some feathers into the cracks in the wall of the box, though. We'll try to get some pics of that!

The Happy Couple

The Happy Couple
Sutcliffe and Maryann in early 2007