It’s been hot!

Not a lot has happened at the nests over the last couple of days – at this stage no drama is a very good thing. Tweed Valley have experienced the loss of their long term female and all three chicks, extremely sad for them, and our colleagues at Bassenthwaite are having an anxious time with two of the three chicks unwell.

The Kielder chicks have fed well on both nests, slept a lot, sought shade from an adult (invariably the female) had tussles every now and then and done a bit of exploring of their nests and the views.

On Nest 1 Mrs YA still isn’t the best at sheltering the chicks, but she is trying hard.

Mrs YA tries to offer shelter (c) Forestry Commission England

Mrs YA tries to offer shelter
(c) Forestry Commission England

Mostly the action on Nest 1 is off nestcam on the right hand edge. But YA knows a photo opportunity when he sees one!

YA lands with a whole fish (c) Forestry Commission England

YA lands with a whole fish
(c) Forestry Commission England

Over on Nest 2 there is still quite a bit of sibling bashing but the chicks are exploring their nest much more.

The oldest chick has another look at the big picture (c) Forestry Commission England

The oldest chick has another look at the big picture
(c) Forestry Commission England

And chick 2 had a go at moving a stick today!

Chick 2 picks up a stick (c) Forestry Commission England

Chick 2 picks up a stick
(c) Forestry Commission England

 

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One Response to It’s been hot!

  1. Joyce Rawlings says:

    Thanks Joanna – they are real characters this lot!

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