Mainly Nest 3

It isn’t known how big a gap there was between the laying of eggs 2 and 3 on Nest 3 but a third hatch by yesterday afternoon was expected. The egg was still intact when there were reasonable views of it. This wasn’t one of those moments!

Chicks on guard! (c) Forestry Commission England

Chicks on guard!
(c) Forestry Commission England

Here is a video of the chicks feeding on 27 May and some views of egg 3 yesterday.

playDuring yesterday morning the male was on and off with a fish. The last couple of times the female wasn’t interested in feeding herself or the chicks and on the last visit she lost any chance of a final morsel from that trout.

The male swallows the fish tail (c) Forestry Commission England

The male swallows the fish tail
(c) Forestry Commission England

The hatching window is open on Nest 2 now. Yesterday until late afternoon the only time 37 incubated was after he had brought a fish for EB.

37 incubates in the sun (c) Forestry Commission England

37 incubates in the sun
(c) Forestry Commission England

When EB returned about 75 minutes after taking lunch away she had the remnants of the fish with her.

EB returns from her meal (c) Forestry Commission England

EB returns from her meal 
(c) Forestry Commission England

Unusually it stayed on the nest with her. Perhaps she was hearing a chick ‘pipping’ yesterday and felt she was in for the long haul!

In Spain UV is still in Aragon doing some gentle exploring. This graphic by Paul shows why he may not have set off north when he flew west to Portugal then back to eastern Spain.

Image courtesy Paul Wildlifewriter

Image courtesy Paul Wildlifewriter

Most of the days during his travels saw extensive clouds to the north of him. He does seem to like Spain, though, so the UK may not be his destination this year. That comment should prompt an onward move!

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2 Responses to Mainly Nest 3

  1. JW4926 says:

    Good luck with number 3 and so pleased that UV is well ……. If you enlarge Paul’s graphic …… there’s an osprey head in the cloud formation between the French coastline and UV’s Legend …….. yes – I do need to get out more :-)

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