Tooshtoosh Has Brought His Chicks

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For those of you who don't know:

'Planet Rothschildi' is a wild-emu-observation project now in its thirteenth year. But we thought that the thread was broken because the only male known to us -- 'Tooshtoosh' -- was somewhere in the bush. But today he showed up with his first ever clutch: five chicks. (We know that because we've observed him since he came here with Eric five years ago.)
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I’m now assuming they freaking LOVE plums!? I know I do.

We don’t really have Emus over here in the UK, certainly not wild, but we don’t really have many in captivity or on reserves either. It’s a shame, most of us know little about them as a result. But I suppose it’s great that we have no real need to provide rescue facilities for them so that’s good.

They’re beautiful creatures!
 

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' I’m now assuming they freaking LOVE plums!?'

The gig here, Hannah, is that it's not the house/me. It's the house-clearing. For example, the old sheep-loading ramp was saturated with sheep poop back in the day. The grass grows lush. Wild emus sneak out of the trees to graze.

And there are a dozen trees left from the orchard: plums, figs, apricots, grapes. So, emus love most fruit, fresh or dried.

Thus, the house-clearing is a hotly-contested emu domain, and Eric's family, whom I observe, have held sway for a dozen years.

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Here is Eric Plus on 'Plum Patrol.' The parrots drop dozens of plums each day, and dad and his chicks stand or sit patiently beneath
 

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Their age and their feasts are correlated. Check them in the Plum Patrol photo -- they got no toosh feathers. 'Cause plums are 'early.' Check them on Fig Patrol. It's autumn. Their bodies are working frantically to get them some 'coverage' for winter -- including some toosh feathers.
 

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