Another nest of gouldians and other eggs fostered to societies. These are more babies from the pair who are very light sitters. I finally separated the pair and paired them with other partners to see if incompatibility is the reason for such unenthusiastic parenting.
Close-up shows a hatching egg, so there soon should be 2 baby gouldians.
Here are a couple of older siblings of the hatching egg and the just hatched baby; these 2 just fledged yesterday. One is dilute so is a boy, and the second one is yellow.
Two more yellow siblings of the previously mentioned babies and fledglings - note everyone has a red leg band to keep parentage straight. These two are fostered with different societies and have fledged for about a week now. They've gotten very good at chasing down their foster parents demanding to be fed. Their foster parents are the one raising the recently hatched baby and the just hatching egg. Young society fledglings are being raised in the same cage.
Here's another society baby, a pied fawn. Society babies tend to be almost overly precocious and will fledge before they have all their feathers.
Ken's new siblings. Three fledged with 2 more still in the nest.
|Here's dad feeding baby.|
|"cream" shaft tail hen|
|Creamino shaft tail male|
|a pair of red faced star finch with a male gold breast waxbill showing off his orange rump|
|red headed parrot finch, pair of gold breasts, and red faced star finch hen in the back|
|Blush stretching, male gold breast, and male red faced star|
|yellow tipped beak black headed purple breast green back gouldian male|
Everybody loves to bath,
|male pintail whydah enjoying a splash|
One never gets the bathing facility to oneself for long. The red-factor canary wants a turn.
My new lutino scarlet chested grasskeet hen with her split to ino sons eating lunch.
Close up of Scarlet. I can get this close because this side is her bad eye.
Another society fledgling who looks like it should have stayed in it's nest for a few more days - surprisingly good flyers though.