1st - Gopher 8:58p (Adi), 2nd - Gopher 1:21a (Hunter), 3rd - Gopher 2:25a (shared).
Mel arrived with a gopher 8:58p. Adelaide enjoyed the 1st treat. Sydney left on flyabout 1:07a & while out Mel delivered the 2nd treat 1:21a another gopher. Hunter enjoyed that one.
Mel dropped by & entered with the 3rd gopher 2:25a. With the treat still in his mouth, he looked at his kidz, went to the door, turned around, dropped it then left. Adi wasted no time claiming it but instead of eating her food she played with it. Hunter seeing her having fun wanted to play to. He did & eventually left the well tenderized treat in the pantry for later. Both attempted to unzip the treat 3:48a but to little avail.
Syd returned 4:48a (3 hr 41 min flyabout). She checked on the kidz making sure everything was ok. Not noticing the play-toy (treat) which the kidz blocked from her view, she left 4:50a. Syd quickly darted in startling the kidz 5:53a. Long hisses like a snake or leaky hose were heard. What was the reason for her not so graceful entry? As seen on palm cam, she was being chased by crows. The kidz continued to hiss for several minutes while Syd stood guard.
As morning progressed the raucous caws of crows were replaced by the sweet melodies of morning songbirds. Once Sydney determined all clear, she shredded the remaining treat, feeding both but saving the last big chunk for Hunter.
(noun) A concave, relatively flat, forward-facing arrangement of feathers on a bird's face that helps direct sound to the bird's ears for more acute hearing.