I've been watching the Sandpipers on the Springwatch webcams. 3 of the eggs have hatched. The parents are sitting on the nest still but the babies havent been fed yet. How long is it before they start to feed?
Just a recap on what was put on the other thread, the sandpiper chicks are precocial and nidifugous (hatching out well developed and ready to leave the nest soon after) and are self feeding. Expect the parents to brood them in bad weather but when the time is right the whole family will move away to forage on the abundant insects and other invertebrates.
Good luck to the 'railway children'!
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Oh no...i'm shocked at the goldcrest behaviour, 10 days with it's eyes still closed and no feathers is very odd though.
A great final show after a great series! Well done to the team and the reserve as well, battled through some tough conditions. Interesting to see some of the great pictures and footage sent in by viewers, especially the stoats!
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