Wildlife and a wild Mrs 37!

On Nest 2 we sometimes see a roe deer and occasionally a fox via the nestcam. Yesterday a roe deer caught Chick 2’s attention (it is near top left of the image on the bleached area).

Chick 2 watches a deer (c) Forestry Commission England

Chick 2 watches a deer
(c) Forestry Commission England

Today it was the turn of a fox (bottom left of image, below nest edge).

A fox saunters under the nest (c) Forestry Commission England

A fox saunters under the nest
(c) Forestry Commission England

The fish supply has been plentiful in the benign weather. This video shows a little of the fifth observed feed of the day yesterday. And some of 37’s feathers as he sits on the nestcam pole!

Early today there was a little mishap when 37 was feeding Chick 2.

Although the chicks had a couple of lengthy feeds in the morning their next meal was rather later in the day than Mrs 37 wanted. At about 14.25 she started telling 37 that a fish would be appreciated. She had already been a little restless, fiddling with a stick lodged at the side of the nest.

Mrs 37 shouts for food (c) Forestry Commission England

Mrs 37 shouts for food
(c) Forestry Commission England

Eventually she brooded the chicks. After about 20 minutes of that she started calling again. Probably because she had seen 37 flying in with a fish but not directly to the nest. It was just before 15.00 when he eventually brought the order. And immediately offered Mrs 37 a bite.

37 offers Mrs 37 a bite  (c) Forestry Commission England

37 offers Mrs 37 a bite
(c) Forestry Commission England

She wasn’t prepared to take it. But she did accept the whole fish!

37 cleans his beak as Mrs 37 gets ready to feed the chicks - still flat out (c) Forestry Commission England

37 cleans his beak as Mrs 37 gets ready to feed the chicks – still flat out
(c) Forestry Commission England

Shortly afterwards the chicks rallied and feeding began.

Normal service resumes (c) Forestry Commission England

Normal service resumes
(c) Forestry Commission England

 

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