On Saturday on Nest 2 all was going well – a couple of feeds, with the third chick pushing its way into the mix to ensure it got fair shares! Some dozing in the sun, sticks brought in by 37 just for a change….
Then at about 15.15 Mrs 37 started screaming and mantling. She was looking skyward and getting extremely exercised. An intruder again? Down to the nest came 37 and he too was mantling and shouting. An osprey could be seen crossing the clear fell behind the nest. The eyes of the ospreys followed the intruder as it flew around and over the nest area.
The pair were looking immediately above them as a shadow passed over them. For about 3 minutes in total the intruder held their attention although it did not attempt to land. Mrs 37 calmed down rather more rapidly than on Friday and even went for a few short flights within 30 minutes. The chicks had joined in the shouting this time; gosh, they are growing up quickly!
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