Saturday, July 17, 2010

Picture dump!

I've been working with the chicks on and off because they send me up to Necedah to prepare the site. I'm post some my more recent pics and videos below.
I got a few videos of the chicks eating clover (you'll find these first and last, below).

This video is of Havarti tearing into a clover plant to enjoy the juicy blossoms. Notice his adorable ear feathers!!!

Next, some pictures.

Havarti and Roquefort stand off (Havarti usually backs down in the end).

Usually, the beak will show something (flowers, bug, etc.) to the chick, who investigates and tries to eat the item.

Havarti acting excited that the wind is picking up in the Iso Prairie.

Pepper Jack standing in the prairie.

This final video shows how competitive these birds are. Pepper Jack starts out foraging, but quickly sees that Gouda is trying to eat something interesting. Pepper Jack steals it, but can't manage to eat it, either. Then Gouda wanders off to find something new.

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