Oliveea and Oscar are parents to twins, possibly triplets. Two chicks have been sighted, but we are not sure if another chick or egg is hiding deep in the nest. Thanks so much for all the amazing pictures you’ve sent in and awesome video! We are sharing a picture from celia duck and a video from Carolyn http://youtu.be/L9YlTNBIU1s.
Mama was feeding herself and the chicks breakfast this morning around 6:40am. Oliveea seems content today and looking more beautiful than normal as she keeps her babies warm and safe. The weather today should be warm with only a slight change of rain this afternoon.
Hang on Oliveea, you're in for a rocky ride today! Strong storms and possible high winds through late afternoon.
A comment came in about spotting a chick. We haven’t been able to confirm, but will keep a close eye out. If you happen to catch a glimpse, please grab a snapshot and send it in. We love to share pictures from our viewers.
Oliveea appears to be happy and taking short naps. At some point, Oscar or Oliveea decided to bring in another stick for the nest. Hopefully they move it soon so we can get a better view of the eggs.
Every so often, you will see us zooming in or out on the nest. Sometimes we are looking for eggs and other times we are giving our personnel privacy when they are within camera range. We try to keep our distance as much as possible. Oliveea lets us know when we get too close! Once we start seeing the chicks, we will adjust the camera to try and get the best view. It should be another beautiful week with highs in the upper 70’s to mid 80’s.
We have come to the conclusion that the existing microphone is not repairable. But the good news is, we with a solution. A new microphone and accessories can be erected without causing Oliveea too much stress. The new equipment has been ordered and hopefully be successfully installed next week. We monitor the nesting site daily and make it a high priority when problems arise. However, all technical difficulties and equipment failures are not always a quick fix.
Oliveea and Oscar made it though the storms overnight without any problems. I don’t think the storms were as strong as first projected (thank goodness!). They should have smooth sailing through the weekend with temps in the 70’s and a little breezy at times.