Some ‘crash, bang, wallop’ events on Nest 2!

Over the last few days the Nest 2 chicks have made progress despite an unexpected event which caused the adults even more annoyance. On Wednesday Mrs 37 was just finishing feeding them when a gust blew part of the front of the nest over and on top of the threesome.

Part of the nest blows onto the chicks and Mrs 37 (c) Forestry Commission England

Part of the nest blows onto the chicks and Mrs 37
(c) Forestry Commission England

Mrs 37 spent most of the rest of the day getting rid of loose sticks but a long thin conifer branch with many offshoots is wedged and is in the way of the family at times. 37 had a go at removing it too but soon gave up.

37 strains to move the wedged branch (c) Forestry Commission England

37 strains to move the wedged branch
(c) Forestry Commission England

Most of the other events of the title have been from ungainly chicks walloping an innocent bystander as they flap their wings.

Watch out below! (c) Forestry Commission England

Watch out below!
(c) Forestry Commission England

They are improving their coordination every day. Below is a video of both chicks yesterday.11720237_640434772759337_468141967_oThere has been some very exciting news from the Lake District Osprey Project about their tracked male White 14, who has returned to the UK having visited 30 countries during his travels! After just making it into Cumbria on Thursday he headed NE and at the last fix was on the Tyne and only about 25 miles as the osprey flies from Kielder Water! We’re looking out for him.

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