Monday, March 8, 2010

Fat birds

For the last week or so I have been feeding the hawks up and getting them fat. Their main food has been (believe it or not) squirrel. The main point is I want them to have plenty to eat, and never be hungry.

Apparently, food gets them in the mood. We'll see. I fed them both a whole chicken the other day and Tess continues to eat and eat.

When both birds were full, I found Gonzo checking out the nest and Tess was exploring his side of the cage.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that something will happen soon.


PBurns said...

Ah I remember well the brief flurry of two cloaca's meeting. It was not a misspent youth. Good times, good times!

Seriously though, food seems to have some impact on most animal reproduction. Passerine egg production is direcly tied to food production, and even with humans, we find anorexic girls stop cycling (except at the gym, of course, where they never seem to stop, which may be part of the problem!)

Wishing a hard gleam to appear in Gonzo's eye and many eggs to appear under Tess.


steveo_uk said...

Good luck, Hope everything is successfull !

steveo_uk said...

Good luck, Hope everything is successfull !

Doug said...

Thanks Guys!

We'll see if they are interested this year. I wish there was a way to give them a "jump start". I guess I just have to wait for nature to take its course.