This is just a brief update on Rosa.
I haven’t been watching her closely. I can hear her singing away outside of my window so I have known that everything was okay with her new brood I thought that I would give them a few days to grow.
This morning I put the camera out to watch them and I got a bit of a surprise.
There is only one.
That is very good news. Less work for Rosa and the chick will get more food and stand a better chance.
I still don’t think that the chick has much hope. It won’t be fledged until a week into September and the birds usually leave in September. We could do with a heat wave to keep them here for a couple of extra weeks but it is freezing cold today.
I woke up this morning and put a T shirt on because it is August and pretty soon I had to put a shirt over that and now I have got a body warmer over that Brrrr. Maybe I am coming down with something.
Good news though and it is a cute one. 🙂
11 thoughts on “Rosa’s Chicklet”
I hope you’re not coming down with something. Maybe just bad weather.
Oh hopefully The Only One will grow strong to make it to Africa!
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aw, that is so cute; I love the way one of the adults picks up the feather and tucks it back in around the baby, like a blanket 🙂
Maybe it’s only cold because of the holiday. Hope it warms up soon.
The Bough Beech Swallows were due another brood some time this week, I’d have thought there was still a chance they’d be strong enough to migrate.
Maybe a warm September will help.
It is unseasonably cold everywhere. I am sitting typing this wearing a T-shirt (because it’s August), a pullover and a fleece jacket and I’m still cold. A frost is forecast for tonight. I wish that little bird all the luck in the world.
I should think this cold snap is most unwelcome to our wildlife friends.
Thanks for the Rosa updates…it’s as close as I get to a soap opera. We’ve been bundling up as well here, but this new week promises some good ol’ fashioned dog days of summer!
Such a beautiful header photo Colin. I really hope that baby makes it. Fingers crossed.
Hi, Colin. Haven’t seen you in a few days. I hope you’re okay. If not, I hope you get well soon. Been missing you and your pretty things.