Feeding Part 2

Late on Sunday YA brought another large rainbow trout to Nest 1.

A new catch for Nest 1 (c) Forestry Commission England

A new catch for Nest 1
(c) Forestry Commission England

This one didn’t move so after YA had flown off would the youngsters cope better than the last time there was a whole but twitching fish? This is what they tried.

Different tactics by the pair (c) Forestry Commission England

Different tactics by the pair
(c) Forestry Commission England

As the older osprey VY might have been expected to do better than go for the tail!

Nothing worked for them until Mrs YA came down to give them a start. Then VY decided she would take over.

VY took some modest bites for a few minutes before VP got in there!

VY cleans her talons and VP snacks (c) Forestry Commission England

VY cleans her talons and VP snacks
(c) Forestry Commission England

After half an hour Mrs YA took over and tore off much larger pieces for  the pair.

Mrs YA shows what a beak can do! (c) Forestry Commission England

Mrs YA shows what a beak can do!
(c) Forestry Commission England

Although less exciting than the jumping and wing strengthening work that is going on the ability to tackle whole fish also needs to be honed.

 

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