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And then, after another half hour had passed, I noticed a rustling in tall vegetation rather far from the nest, and the mother came in with food to that area. Peering in, I saw the third chick peering back -- somehow it had survived! Perhaps it had fallen from the nest. Nevertheless it had survived, and mom had continued to look after it. What a super mom! She had managed to raise all three of her chicks to fledging in spite of all adversity to come her way.
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