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BIG MAMA X

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It was confirmed yesterday morning that ‘Big X’ is actually  ‘Big Mama X’ and is sitting on at least one egg (Boris told them one is less work than 4)

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The news was reported to me by the Finca reporter Boris Blackbird and his news-hound Tricky Dicky Redstart.   I confirmed the report by peeping into the nesting box and seeing one egg.   Boris said he had had his suspicions about ‘Big X’ but he wasn’t sure until Tricky Dicky started to tell him of conversations with ‘The Cooler King’, along the lines of hens moods when they are ‘nesting’.  He said she is getting really stroppy and wont let me sleep in the box at night.  It was a good job the humans kept a fire going or he would have frozen.  As Tricky said ‘CK’ didn’t know about real life like we do.

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Now when we bought these two I was under the impression that they were two males as they fought for a day when put together.  Plus it was always ‘Big Mama X’ who was in charge of the escape attempts, ‘C.K.’ seemed a bit submissive to me I suppose I should have known.  Then a week ago BMX started staying in the box.  Wife got really worried, one of her ‘boys’?  didn’t seem well BMX was quiet, and poor old C.K. was sitting on the top perch on his own at night, no matter what time we went into the kitchen. Well now she knows and it’s a hard job trying to stop her from peeking into the nesting box but she knows if she does they will probably abandon the egg and kill the baby.  So camera is at the ready for the big day when it fledged or is old enough to be peeked at.

The Visitors

 

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So there you have it the best kept secret on the finca, well I know the others knew but hey we are humans after all.   There is a lot of treat shopping going on these women stick together at times like this.  Sunflower seeds, millet, extra special seed loads of water for when BMX takes a break from sitting and the fire is on just incase it gets really cold during the day. Can’t have BMX or her egg getting cold…..  All I can say is wait till they/it hatches CK you stand NO chance and will have no peace so make the most of it.

Boris is keeping an up to date report going and we have had several visitors to the FFZ chatting to the CK  and BMX when she comes out to feed.  My wife had to take the tree lights down as they were using them as perches when they visited.  Told you, these birds may be wild but they are canny.

(c)  Michael Douglas Bosc

 

 

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