First Nest
More years than not, First Nest has 2 chicks.
For the past 3 days I have thought that there might be more than just Cacao in the nest.
I was packing up to go home today when I blinked.
Cacao had aggressively dove across the nest – like an older sibling will do.
Sure enough, she was putting another chick in its place.
Caramel didn’t take much gruff from his big sibling as they had a face off.
That’s Caramel looking upward.  Cacao is mostly behind the big limb to the right.

First Nest
Oh, joy!!!
After 5 weeks of not being able to properly see First Nest, I got to see how big the chick had grown.
I think there may be a second chick in the nest, but the wind was gusting so hard that I couldn’t decide.
Hopefully tomorrow I can get a better look.
The chick is now about 8 weeks old – another 4 weeks or so and it should be flying.
It has been so frustrating for all of us that the flooding has kept us waiting to see what the chicks are doing.
Here’s to sunshine and a lowered lake!!!
The chick is working on wing stretches.
A much bigger stretch!
Surveying the lake – hoping to see a parent with a fish.
Got to check the back door too!