YA’s first view of his chick

At 10.47, just over an hour after the first chick hatched on Nest 1, YA brought a large headless trout to the nest and had his first view.

YA sees his new chick for the first time (c) Forestry Commission England

YA sees his new chick for the first time
(c) Forestry Commission England

Or maybe he’d seen the chick from a tree when eating the head!

Mrs YA took the fish and ate a bit whilst YA looked on from the edge. The chick was moving around but still was unable to raise its head in a controlled way. Nevertheless Mrs YA did her best to offer a mouthful of trout.

Mrs YA tthinks about feeding the chick... (c) Forestry Commission England

Mrs YA tthinks about feeding the chick…
(c) Forestry Commission England

... the chick hasn't got co-ordination mastered yet (c) Forestry Commission England

… the chick hasn’t got co-ordination mastered yet
(c) Forestry Commission England

Mrs YA ate, keeping an eye on the chick and tried again to feed it but without success.

The chick is still not strong enough to eat (c) Forestry Commission England

The chick is still not strong enough to eat
(c) Forestry Commission England

YA left and Mrs YA settled down to protect the chick and two eggs. It is a chilly day and has started to rain. So protection is paramount.

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3 Responses to YA’s first view of his chick

  1. Mike Simmonds says:

    Fingers crossed for a feed in the near future. Thanks for the news Jaydee.

  2. Joyce Sawford says:

    Another lovely report. Thank you Joanna :-)

  3. Vivien Finn says:

    Just love the way YA is focused on the chick. A lovely report, thank you.

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