So much food!

On Nest 1 on Thursday there was yet more intensive feeding by Blue 6H. The nestcam stream wasn’t up and running until later in the morning at which point Blue 6H was dozing. So was probably full at that point! Around lunch time there was a bit of a wing flap, but nothing sustained.

At about 15.00 YA dropped a fish off; Mrs YA came down from a tree and started feeding Blue 6H. There were several short breaks and in general Mrs YA initiated the ‘extra portion’ feed. The youngster did a bit of furniture moving of bark and sticks whilst Mrs YA ate. No sooner was that fish – admittedly not huge – consumed than YA landed with another and larger one! Blue 6H got up again, having only just flopped, and managed quite a bit more before flagging.

Mrs YA then ate well and Blue 6H actually got up and did a bit of exercise around 17.00. But just two or three wing flaps or a hop and flap across the nest. That created an appetite. Sidling over to mum, the youngster eyed the trout at her feet. ‘Dare I?’ seemed to be the thought before a genteel nibble gave the answer. Mrs YA took off and left Blue 6H to it.

Unfortunately the nestcam stream is not up to video making but here are quite a few images from the day.

Blue 6H late morning (c) Forestry Commission England

Blue 6H late morning
(c) Forestry Commission England

the first fish of the afternoon has just arrived (c) Forestry Commission England

the first fish of the afternoon has just arrived
(c) Forestry Commission England

YA and Blue 6H appear to communicate (c) Forestry Commission England

YA and Blue 6H appear to communicate after he brought fish 2
(c) Forestry Commission England

YA departs (c) Forestry Commission England

YA departs
(c) Forestry Commission England

Blue 6H exercises as Mrs YA eats and checks progress (c) Forestry Commission England

Blue 6H exercises as Mrs YA eats and checks progress
(c) Forestry Commission England

who needs mum? (c) Forestry Commission England

who needs mum?
(c) Forestry Commission England

 

 

 

 

 

 

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