Tantrums! And lots of videos

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!

37 lands with fish on a chick (c) Forestry Commission England

37 lands with fish on a chick
(c) Forestry Commission England

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.

Chick 2 shows what it wants (c) Forestry Commission England

Chick 2 shows what it wants
(c) Forestry Commission England

And then a shout.

Chick 2 tells her too! (c) Forestry Commission England

Chick 2 tells her too!
(c) Forestry Commission England

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.

It's MINE! (c) Forestry Commission England

It’s MINE!
(c) Forestry Commission England

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.

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One Response to Tantrums! And lots of videos

  1. Vivien Finn says:

    Just caught up on 3 days blogs and pictures. So much information and lovely photos. It’s lovely to see just how much the chicks have grown in a few days and also very interesting to read about their behaviour. Thank you.
    Wow, that chick certainly sent YA a clear message. Just look at it’s eyes.

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