The two chicks, which hatched on 30th April & 1st May, are doing well. The third egg failed to hatch, possibly being infertile. The chicks are being well fed and developing rapidly. By three weeks old they were losing their white down as their wing and tail feathers started to sprout. Their appearance changes almost daily as their feathers grow. Soon they will be exercising their wing muscles with vigorous flapping. They usually make their first flight at around six weeks old, so not long now.
Graham Roberts, The Sussex Ornithological Society.
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