The weather was much better today at Kielder with sun and lighter winds. 37 brought two good size fish to the nest and Chicks 1 and 2 fed four times by late afternoon.
Chick 3 was not seen to eat anything although on a couple of feeds Mrs 37 obscured the view. Generally it barely moved and never begged when visible. This is the end of a feed at 09.30; Chick 3 was in this position throughout.
During a later feed 37 looked down at the chick.
He hopped from the edge to take a closer look but the chick didn’t respond.
After feeding Chicks 1 and 2 at 14.32 Mrs 37 moved near Chick 3 with the fish.
But Chick 3 didn’t lift its head and she left the fish and went back to brood the trio. She was brooding the chicks (and the non-viable egg) late in the afternoon.