A number of earlier posts have mentioned that often chick 3 on Nest 2 has been first to feed since an early age. The other chicks have tolerated this without bullying; food has been in ample supply though, so they are seldom in need of food when 37 brings the next meal. Generally one or two chicks eat then a third joins in. All have breaks then line up again.
A couple of days ago there was some typical behaviour at a feed. Chick 3 wasn’t quick to station itself by the fish this time, so chick 2 was fed first by Mrs 37. Chick 1 was at the rear of the nest having an occasional wing flap. In the image, chick 3 is looking keenly at the feeding.
Chick 3 shuffled forwards and as a morsel was heading for chick 2’s open beak, a speedy interception move paid off!
Feeding of both chicks continued for a few minutes until chick 1 came over. Then it too snatched a bit destined for chick 2.
The meal continued in peaceful fashion with fair shares for all. But at the very end, there was a bit of a tussle between Mrs 37 and chick 1 for an unappetising looking piece of skin!
Yesterday Mrs 37 brought a conifer sprig complete with cones to the nest. Two chicks seemed very interested in the new delicacy and pecked at it for several minutes. And again today!