Force feeding!

Happily the electricity supply was restored shortly before 16.00 at Kielder so Nest 1 action was accessible again.

Mrs YA was off the nest initially but YA came in with a fish and she returned to feed the chick. The chick got pretty full and crashed out. Mrs YA tried to get it to eat more! 

The chick walked on its feet again today, gaining in confidence. You can see it is more developed every day.

The video promised for today will be tomorrow because my IT skill deficit has resulted in accidental deletion of raw material. Many apologies. Amy at Kielder Castle Cafe captured some footage today to save the situation.

Here are some images she captured.

the chick is full (c) Forestry Commission

the chick is full
(c) Forestry Commission

Mrs YA encourages the chick to have some more (c) Forestry Commission

Mrs YA encourages the chick to have some more
(c) Forestry Commission

the chick walks the food off (c) Forestry Commission

the chick walks the food off
(c) Forestry Commission

 

 

 

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3 Responses to Force feeding!

  1. thehutts says:

    Did she know there were thunder storms forecast and fish could be in short supply? There was thunder forecast for Kielder at 19.00 but Friday looks like it will be another good day. Sunday could be wet and Monday could be wet and thundery according to the Met Office. Sally

  2. Keith Rogers says:

    Thanks again for great reporting from both of these nests. Expecting a fledge from Nest 2 any day now and had tomorrow down in my records – will you be able to know if these fledge with the power to Nest 2 down.

    • joannadailey says:

      From the birds’ behaviour to the point we lost coverage yesterday it seems extremely unlikely that any will fledge in the next couple of days because no extensive wing flapping, let alone ‘helicoptering’ has been observed. There will be field reports. Fingers crossed that they don’t suddenly buck up, Keith, because it would be great to capture at least one fledge on camera!

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