May 17: Day 28-30
The nest is getting small for three older nestlings!
At this point feathers cover nearly the entire body,
and grooming takes a large part of the day. Two weeks
ago, they were hardly strong enough to hold themselves
steady; now they know their parents' trick of standing
still while observing. All three nestlings
are alert, well fed, and appear anxious to try their
new wings. They practice flapping and jumping
around the nest, and are much more aggressive during feeding.