Lots of fish for Nest 2 – but the fledglings still scrap!

Ample food – even for a weighty threesome like the Nest 2 chicks – hasn’t stopped some fierce competition on occasion. And yesterday Blue 7H had a firm grip on her mother’s wing for no apparent reason!

Blue 7H nips Mrs 37 for no apparent reason (c) Forestry Commission England

Blue 7H nips Mrs 37 
(c) Forestry Commission England

If only one fledgling is on the nest when 37 flies in then there isn’t a problem.

37 keeps well out of the way as Blue 9H claims the fish (c) Forestry Commission England

37 keeps well out of the way as Blue 9H claims the trout
(c) Forestry Commission England

But it is a different kettle of fish (sorry!) if two or all three of the young are present.

Blue 8H gets there before Blue 7H (c) Forestry Commission England

Blue 8H gets there before Blue 7H
(c) Forestry Commission England

If Mrs 37 is present she keeps well out of the way!

A general melée (c) Forestry Commission England

A general melée
(c) Forestry Commission England

Blue 9H pulls Blue 8H away from the fish (c) Forestry Commission England

Blue 9H pulls Blue 8H away from the fish
(c) Forestry Commission England

Apart from feeding frenzies, the most notable events on Nest 2 have been a number of intrusions and Blue 8H flying away with a fish, good progress by her.

Blue 8H about to take off with quite a heavy fish (c) Forestry Commission England

Blue 8H about to take off with quite a heavy fish
(c) Forestry Commission England

 

 

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