- Eyes are open
- Weak in movements, but can beg.
Chicks are brooded almost continually (1–14 days old) and fed small bits of fish by female parent.
Brooding is intermittent thereafter, up to about 4 wk of age, as necessary (e.g., rain, wind).
In hot sun, young 3–4 wk old are often shaded (not brooded) by female parent.