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chris61



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trying to get picture but it is very windy on top of south downs today. They are sitting tight on nest
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad they hatched for you Chris, Well atleast one. Didn't have much hope for you with the female leaving them overnight in the rain etc.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:16 pm    Post subject: Baby and egg Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:48 am    Post subject: Baby Reply with quote


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Baby is growing already. It is very hungry, noisy and mobile for 1 day old! Sadly the second egg has completely disappeared Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crying or Very sad sad to report chick not in nest this morning, no sign of it!
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sammi



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh Chris. That's sad after all the ups and downs. Sad Makes us realise how difficult it can be for our birds.
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chris61



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well back again this year with Millie and Billie the herring gulls. They have hung around all year to keep an eye on their nest from last year. They have got bolder and tamer all year and come straight down to the garage roof if you call their names. They sit on the patio table looking in the window if they think you have forgotten them. This year i am pleased to report they have 3 eggs wich are about 5-6 days of their due hatching date. The camera is working very well up on the roof and we are hopefull that we will see some chicks and that they ladt longer than one day this year.
They still abandon the nest most nights but guess this is normal for them as the egg hatched last year. Fingers crossed this year for a better result!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome back Millie and Billie Very Happy
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WildlifePaul



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't it weird how the gulls can just leave eggs overnight not sat on and they hatch?
You'd think that would kill anything growing inside.
Really so different to the little birds.

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chris61



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Worried all last year that they left the eggs at night, some nights very cold other nights torrential rain, but the egg still hatched. They must be quite tough little chicks. Hope they learn this year not to leave the chick, as last years was predated soon after hatching.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:35 pm    Post subject: Millie/Billy babies Reply with quote

Two eggs hatched at beginning of week
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:41 pm    Post subject: Babies Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:09 pm    Post subject: Babies Reply with quote

Babies are a week old tomorrow
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:26 pm    Post subject: Babies Reply with quote

Millie and Billys babies



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