With so many tiny birds in the nest it is difficult to count them. I haven't spotted any unhatched eggs so there could be eight chicks though so far I have only managed to count seven.
Both parents are doing a grand job finding the right kind of food for their ever hungry offspring, with mama alternating between brooding and finding food. Notice the way a chick turns bottom up after eating, seen in the third section of the video. This lets the parent collect and dispose of the waste products.
I missed managing to upload anything yesterday as my internet connection suddenly vanished soon after 10 in the morning and I didn't manage to get reconnected until about 9 p.m.. Fortunately I was able to get a slow connection with the iPhone to monitor Zen Internet's fault report page. Apparently it turned out to be a broken fibre cable somewhere in the Manchester area of the country.
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