Where have manners gone?

Eating and manners have featured in several recent posts. Here’s another!

Saturday afternoon was particularly wet at Kielder. Fishing would have been very difficult with the rain obscuring the view below the surface of the water for the hunting ospreys. Also the fish would be deeper. White YA made a good catch which he dropped off at Nest 1 soon after 14.00 but nothing went into Nest 2 until 16.51, and the previous fish was eaten by around noon.

So 37’s arrival with a rainbow trout was greeted enthusiastically! A video of what happened is here.

Blue 9H is a blur as she races for the trout (c) Forestry Commission England

Blue 9H is a blur as she races for the trout
(c) Forestry Commission England

Blue 8H tried to relieve his sister of the meal.

Blue 8H tries to get the trout (c) Forestry COmmission England

Blue 8H tries to get the trout
(c) Forestry Commission England

Blue 7H joined in the fray but Blue 8H won. After a few minutes Blue 7H tried again, only to get a peck.

Blue 7H gets pecked by the fish 'owner' (c) Forestry Commission England

Blue 7H gets pecked by the fish ‘owner’
(c) Forestry Commission England

Later in the day 37 excelled, bringing in two trout within 90 minutes. Feeding became more mannerly.

Mrs 37 feeds Blue 9H as Blue 7H eats from the later catch (c) Forestry Commission England

Mrs 37 feeds Blue 9H as Blue 7H eats from the later catch
(c) Forestry Commission England

Blue 7H ate the whole fish in the photo above within 45 minutes.

Blue 7H polishes off the tail after 45 minutes of non-stop eating (c) Forestry Commission England

Blue 7H polishes off the tail after 45 minutes of non-stop eating
(c) Forestry Commission England

 

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One Response to Where have manners gone?

  1. When my children were small they used to squabble. Their father would say “little birds in their nests agree.” It doesn’t seem to have been true!

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