Last night on Nest 2 and first thing today on Nest 1 there were a couple of displays of tantrums by a chick.
On Nest 2 the young have had sticks dropped on them a few times. Maybe it was the last straw for one chick when 37 landed on its back with a fresh catch!
Unusually Mrs 37 didn’t feed them straight away. After a couple of minutes patiently waiting for her to start chicks 2 and 3 tried to nibble the headless delivery. Mrs 37 flew off and they soon gave up. But when she returned chick 2 was very keen to be fed. He tried a hint.
And then a shout.
As she bent to obey the request, the chick lunged at her head! There is a short video here.
Over on Nest 1 a chick had a few pecks at YA, who was bending to try and pick something up near it. It wasn’t a fish but could have been a dropped morsel.
There is a video of this incident here.
All the chicks are trying occasionally to eat bits of fish if one is left on a nest. Here is a video showing one such event from yesterday plus a bit of wing flapping by two damp chicks.
A final video from very wet Friday shows a late afternoon fish delivery to Nest 1 of a live trout, which YA did well to catch in the conditions. The chicks rally round from feeling very sorry for themselves to trundle after Mrs YA for a good meal.