Day 4 was exactly as day 3 in that 2 of the young had left the nest hole and were sitting on the cliff top and 2 were still in the hole.
Day 5 (today) there had been a small change in that a third youngster had left the nest hole, I assume this morning, and was scrambling/flapping it's way up the cliff face. Progress was slow but by the time I left it was only around 6 feet from the cliff top.
|Flapping it's way up the cliff fase.|
The youngster in the hole seems totally lacking in any desire to leave the nest and just sat there for the hour I was there. It didn't even have any practice flaps.
One youngster was on the cliff top and the adult male brought it a meal whilst I was there.
The final youngster was quite low on the cliff - where the grassed slope meets the chalk - and sat there quietly until the adult male came back when it begged for food but was ignored.
So still good news.