Antrim Curlews

What a joy this has been. The chicks were due to hatch by yesterday, but as I write they haven’t quite made a clear appearance, although their cheeps have been constant, and I’ve seen a wee head, I’m pretty sure, on several occasions. It’s the father on the nest right now, although the mother is very close by, and both parents have made exchanges from brooding over the last few hours. Both parents have been conversing with soup-dragon calls, both with each other and with their chicks. I am so grateful for the technology that has let me watch this. What a privilege.

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