On Wednesday last week another chick was missing … our guess is the eel is getting fat. I am relieved the remaining two continue to thrive, but perhaps it takes the eel a week to digest his meal? When there is a swirling flurry in the water the adult Dusky Moorhen screeches and pecks at the water, while hurriedly moving towards safer space.
The young are now five and a half weeks out of the nest, and the adult female has been gone for two and half weeks. Food is plentiful, but maybe I should buy an eel trap!