Down to two?

On Nest 1, Mrs YA hasn’t been seen for a week so it is fairly certain she has left on migration. YA and Blue 6H are still around though. And on Nest 2, one osprey was on a lower branch of the nest tree on Monday.

Also on Monday, Blue 6H and YA were around the nest area all afternoon. As were crows! YA was looking on from a perch as Blue 6H clung onto lunch, shouting at a crow who dared to land on the nest and edge closer. The youngster doesn’t seem to have got the hang of shooing the irritating scavengers away whilst retaining possession of a meal and the nest. YA made no effort to help. It took an hour before crows were absent enough for Blue 6H to get down to eating.

On Wednesday, Blue 6H landed with a fish late morning, which s/he started to eat. But was it a catch or one YA had dropped in earlier? Very probably the latter because later in the afternoon Blue 6H flew in and had what looked like a tantrum, flapping wings and shouting and looking round for YA, or more likely another meal! YA had been on the camera pole for a while before that, but kept well clear during the display. The juvenile calmed down and went to stand on one of the sticks protruding from the edge of the nest – it is becoming a popular perch.

Here are a few images.

a crow keeps moving towards a fish in Blue 6H's grasp (c) Forestry Commission England

a crow keeps moving towards a fish in Blue 6H’s grasp on Monday
(c) Forestry Commission England

Blue 6H can concentrate on eating (c) Forestry Commission England

Blue 6H can concentrate on eating
(c) Forestry Commission England

I want fish! (c) Forestry Commission England

I want fish!
(c) Forestry Commission England

I REALLY want fish! (c) Forestry Commission England

I REALLY want fish!
(c) Forestry Commission England

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2 Responses to Down to two?

  1. I haven’t been able to visit for a while. the tantrum is pretty spectacular. I suppose the days of Ospreywatch this year are numbered now. And I never even saw summer!

    • joannadailey says:

      Lovely to have you back, ViV. The tantrum was exactly that to a human eye! Very ‘stamp foot, not happy’. Not long until the Nest 1 duo migrate, treasure each moment. Or that’s my view.

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