All the chicks’ eyes have now opened and they are almost completely feathered. They’re now sporting a narrow ring of white feathers around each eye, and their breasts are speckled with gray.
The nestlings are standing more during the day, while continuing to preen and do wing stretches. Some of the scratching around the eyes could be due to a blow fly larvae infestation. So far, it looks as though the youngsters are able to cope.