One lonely only chick in this nest, even though it is a second brood and these usually have three chicks. There is an unhatched egg in the nest which won’t hatch now as this chick is already about a week and a half old. While the nest is all very cosy you’ll see in the next picture that its positioning is an example of extreme nest building, perched on a peeled flap of kanuka bark. What posessed the female to build there! The nest was actually more stable than it appears but we gave it a bit of extra help anyway just to be sure.