‘Uncubation’ and more on Nest 3

No, that isn’t a spelling error…

Thanks to Paul Wildlifewriter for the definition!

A new word

A new word

A video of the Nest 3 male trying to squeeze himself onto the eggs and the female discouraging him but eventually giving in follows (click on the image).The male tries to nudge the female away

That was on 27 May; was the female’s reluctance to cede because hatching was near? No, because on 29 May there were still three eggs at 17.00.

At 08.00 the next day the male was lying next to the female.

The male lies next to the female for at least 8 minutes (c) Forestry Commission England

The male lies next to the female for at least 8 minutes
(c) Forestry Commission England

He flew off and soon after a chick could be seen when the female stood.

The first sight of a chick (c) Forestry Commission England

The first sight of a chick
(c) Forestry Commission England

The chick was quite uncoordinated in the short time it was visible so probably hatched that morning.

On 31 May in the afternoon the female stood up and the chick could be seen.

The female flew off and a few moments later the male arrived with a fish.

The female returned and took the fish; after a few bites she moved to the chick and fed it.

Many thanks to Paul for enhancing the videos.

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5 Responses to ‘Uncubation’ and more on Nest 3

  1. Love the new word! I must think of new uses for it.

  2. Joyce Rawlings says:

    Lovely sight of both parents together!! Haven’t seen that till today!!

  3. Vivien Finn says:

    Congratulations on Nest 3 chick! Fabulous videos, excellent viewing. I love the way the birds are ‘so together’ with each other, and what a beautiful scene when they were sat together. :)

  4. Mike Simmonds says:

    The followers of the Dyfi nest need to learn this word!. Glesni is an expert!. Thank you Jaydee for some great views.

  5. thehutts says:

    Great news and views as ever Joanna – thanks. Sally

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