Great news on the hatching front! All three of YA and Mrs YA’s eggs have hatched on Nest 1A. The first was on 19 May followed by one on each of the next two days. There will be nestcam streaming soon but no images as yet.
At Nest 3 the first hatch occurred today. Probably! At 19.30 yesterday three eggs were visible. During the earliest recording this morning (05.30) the female didn’t move from the ?eggs but by soon after 10.00 a chick was out of the shell and that ‘evidence’ had been removed.
Shortly after the male arrived with a trout.
The recording ceased soon after but the chick would probably have eaten. This afternoon it was tucking in to some leftovers of that trout.
As you can see the male was an interested observer! Here is a clip of part of the feeding.
A longer video will be available tomorrow. There could be another hatch by then, but for now this is the Nest 3 family.
Overseas news – UV has decided to tarry a few days or longer in Aragon before heading north. The next migration ‘weather window’ is unlikely to be before Thursday.