Webcam image captured by Birdfriend, LK forum
Tawny owl Kodukakk Strix aluco
On Monday the smallest of the chicks, hatched three days later than the others, surrendered in the fight for survival. There was really no hope to compensate for such an age difference so what must happen, did happen. The parents who have been diligently feeding their chicks can in no way be ”blamed” because in the life mode of these birds such things are genetically encoded.
A pity – but Nature settles its things so. We will follow the development of the three owl chicks, hatched practically on the same day: on Tuesday they will already be three weeks old – one more week and they are gone from the nest …