On Nest 1 on Tuesday the chick(s) ate well, snacking on and off for most of the afternoon after a feed in the morning. At about 14.30 Mrs YA was possibly feeding, then she sat on the nest edge preening. The temperature reached the dizzy heights of 23 degrees at Kielder although it would be a bit cooler at the nest and there was a breeze. Even very young chicks would not have required more or less constant cover.
YA was in and out all afternoon. A couple of times it looked as though he was feeding the chick(s) but we can’t be certain. He definitely ‘supervised’ at times and the adults looked down at the chick(s) which is/are still in the egg cup. Both adults flew off the nest for a couple of minutes around 15.30. A tiny chick is vulnerable to predators so hopefully they were nearby. They weren’t visible by zooming the camera out though.
No harm was done and Mrs YA returned to sit on the camera pole for a bit, then the nest edge. By 15.50 YA had joined her and again appeared to be feeding the youngster(s) for a couple of minutes. At 16.00 he was in the tree above the nest.