!!! The new male “Mac” is caught on camera feeding his adopted chicks!

May 28, 2016 - Toronto - Don Mills

Marion Nash Reports:

Saturday May 28th - 2016

Marta took a snapshot today of the new male Mac as he’s been nick-named, feeding the chicks and you can see the entire family in this shot!

This is what we have been waiting for! It appears that Mac, the new resident male at the Duncan Mill nest site has finally stepped up and is now feeding his adopted hatchlings, (as we know, Mac replaced the resident adult male Sky sometime after the eggs hatched), and although Mac has been providing food to Quest all along,, - remembering that he is still very much in courting mode,, this is the first evidence of him actually feeding the chicks. It does appear that Mac is under a very watchful eye of Quest as seen in the photo, with Quest standing just beside of the event obviously ready to jump in should things not go right.

It will be interesting to see if Mac will carry on with the fatherly duties, as it is the male that does most of the flight and hunting training with the fledglings!
Stay tuned……….