On both nests the chicks have all taken a few steps over the last few days but most of the time is still spent sleeping and eating.
On Nest 2 the oldest chick had a short trip across the nest on Sunday when it stood up.
But energy is reserved for feeding. Up to five fish a day are being observed via the 11 hour recordings. On Sunday 37 brought one to Nest 2 at 16.15.
The youngest chick had to give up for a rest after a few minutes. But rallied for more.
The whole fish was eaten by the chicks and female by 17.20. On Tuesday morning all the chicks were ready for breakfast as 37 came in with a fish.
After tucking in the chicks rested and Mrs 37 went onto the nestcam pole. Chick 2 decided not to wait to be fed and managed to tear off some morsels.
Over on Nest 1 intrusions continue, with a non-osprey event added to the mix. A darker smaller bird flew very fast past the nest on Monday, too quick to identify. The chicks flattened themselves when Mrs YA started alarm calling; they are getting practice every day.
Also on Monday, YA arrived to take a part eaten fish away for his own meal but was seduced by one of his offspring begging.
He shouldn’t have succumbed because after a couple of minutes Mrs YA walked over and began feeding the young again, so YA left empty taloned.
The chicks on Nest 1 aren’t much more active than the Nest 2 threesome but the larger nest area perhaps encourages a little more movement. Including synchronised wing flapping.