The relatively short amount of daily recording at Nest 3 means quite often there is no footage of a fish being brought to the nest. However over the last few days there have been several sightings of food!
On 12 May the male – with a full crop – brought a part eaten trout for the female to take away.
Almost an hour later she returned with leftovers for the male, but the pair concentrated on watching something in the sky.
The female flew off with the fish whilst the male stayed tight on the eggs.
On 13 May when the female came to the nest with a trout the male wasn’t interested so she tucked in a bit more.
Today the male was incubating again. The female arrived with a sizeable trout remnant. Although the male got up from the eggs with apparent interest in the fish he flew off, leaving the female to incubate and a meal going spare on the edge.
The temperature was ‘only’ about 15°C today but it felt warm in the sun and the female took a few breaks from sitting on the eggs to preen. And pose!
We aren’t sure when the first egg was laid but it was probably 14 or 15 April. By next weekend Nest 3 could have a chick or two to feed.