Hatchlings – Condition at Hatching

  • Eyes are open
  • Down-covered
  • 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).

Pounding rain

In hot sun, young 3–4 wk old are often shaded (not brooded) by female parent.

May 2019

About Harriett Raptor

Eight-year-old mother of five, fluent in telepathy, a possessor of genetic memory, a genius and scholar. Harriett holds the equivalent of a PhD in philosophy, biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, and the Homo sapiens’ concept of the humanities. Her understanding of mathematics and logic are beyond Homo sapiens’ current comprehension. Harriett is a thinker, a wise osprey, especially distinguished for her expertise in the Homo sapiens problem.
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