Sadly, the single chick that hatched on July 27th, died sometime overnight last night. I'm not sure if it was weak from the start or if there was only one parent tending the nest and therefore it wasn't receiving enough nutrition. Over the past 4 summers we've often seen eggs abandoned but this is the first time we've seen a chick die in the nest. It's now buried in our garden.
I have to wonder if this is the last nesting for this season or maybe even the last time they'll nest here. Will keep you posted.