Since the last post there have been intermittent streaming problems, but Mrs YA hasn’t been seen on Nest 1 when there has been coverage. So she may well have started her migration.
YA has still been providing fish for Blue 6H, who usually eats all or most of the supply on the nest. On Saturday the crows were annoying again. Blue 6H had just started lunch when one landed; it sidled over towards the fish. Blue 6H had to stop eating to shout and mantled slightly, but kept a firm grip! Eventually, the crow was right behind the juvenile. That was it, Blue 6H flew into the air with fish and the crow went! Success. Although not much later it (probably) was back with company, so not the most peaceful of meals. A video here shows the first incident. Another fish was dropped off by YA later in the afternoon. He also visited to do a bit of stick moving – early preparations for 2014? We certainly hope that will prove true.
On Sunday, there wasn’t much of interest early on. Blue 6H visited at times – after an early meal, YA hadn’t brought any new supplies. From about 15.00 Blue 6H was mainly on the nest, and mainly shouting! The reward came at about 16.30 when YA landed with a small-ish specimen which was impolitely snatched by a hungry juvenile. It was a very fresh catch as the tail thrashed for several minutes. Eventually Blue 6H got a meal, gobbling some very large pieces. A videout of this event is here.
And another video showing the Scottish intruder that landed a couple of weeks ago has also been added.
Some images below of the events of the last couple of days. And is YA trying to place pieces of bark to help him find his nest next year?!