Over the last couple of days the chicks on both nests have had nibbles at fish either left on the nest after a feed or as they have been brought in by the male. For readers with long memories of Glaslyn there was an almost nostalgic moment when on Thursday evening 37 watched one of his chicks try and get a grip on the eye of a fish. Brother YA had tried that trick as a youngster in 2007; it would have made a better story if it had been 37. There is a short video of the event here.
A couple of recent posts have described pecks launched against a parent by a chick. There was another on Friday on Nest 2, although this one wasn’t unprovoked because Mrs 37 had just landed on the sleeping chick!
But on Nest 1 Mrs YA came under assault just before 17.00 on Friday. She put up with a couple of pecks then had a bit of a snap back before moving away. A few minutes later the chick struck again and Mrs YA gave it some of its own medicine. The chick then turned on a bystander sibling. Here is a video of the event in so far as it is visible through the Yorkshire fog. And a couple of images.
A bit more exercise is apparent on both nests although still rather ungainly by all chicks concerned! But everything is heading in the right direction.