Yesterday the LWs moved their babies 25 metres across the corridor of shrubs and tree branches. Still, the babies are required to flutter across gaps and I was happy not to have witnessed it. Last year I saw the babies being moved and my heart was in my mouth the whole time lest one end up on the ground. This morning they were back in the sheoak.
Their older sibling now has all of its flight feathers and came to check me out. I do believe it is given insects at least once or twice a day - it has much more volume when being fed than the babies.
The parents are almost constantly collecting food and feeding the babies during the day. At the moment the callistemon are flowering and a LW will sometimes spend about a minute collecting nectar, fly to a chick, then repeat - over and over. I've noticed this fast rate sometimes precedes what seems to be a planned absence, when they'll be away for a little while, bathing, perhaps. In any event, the babies are right next to the callistemon now, still snuggled together and very quiet until a parent arrives.