This chick is about 12 days old and is already almost 90 grams! Soon his down will be replaced with the feathers that are forming underneath it, but getting a good picture of those is far more difficult then you would think.
Feathered wings are starting to appear across the island, and even though these developing wings wont allow the chick to fly yet that doesn’t stop them from trying. One of the highlights of our day is watching “jumpers” turn into the wind and flap as hard as they can while bouncing up and down.
They haven’t made it anywhere yet, but any day now we expect to see one of our chicks fly by the blind.
-The Metinic Crew