So I went out and mum was feeding him and not doing too bad a job this time. She held his beak in her mouth and pumped for a little while. Proud dad was sitting next to her and giving her a little preen of encouragement now and then :-). I went and mixed up some breakfast and got everything ready and when I got back they had swapped sides and dad was feeding it. Then he tucked it back under him so I took it out for its weighing.
So this is day 4 or 5. Its the 23rd here now. I saw the egg unhatched on the 17th and the baby for the first time on the 19th but it could have hatched the 18th and I didn't see. It's eyes were just starting to open yesterday and did open a little bit today when I was feeding him and he peeped for the first time today when I started feeding it.
His weight after a feed by both parents was 18g
I didn't think the crop looked as full as the photos I've been looking at online so I decided to top him up.
its final fully fed weight was 21g. Hope I didn't give too much?
No idea what he weighed before the parents fed him to work out what percent he ended up getting?
Going to go down and get a syringe to make a better feeder when the shops open because it's a bit too messy what I'm doing at the moment.
Those are great pictures! From what I can see in the pictures, his crop looks pretty full, but not too full.