Changing chicks on Nest 3

It has been a while since an update on Nest 3 and there is a big change in the appearance of the chicks. On 4 June chick 2 was still losing its down.

4 June: chick 1 is full, chick 2 still has room for more (c) Forestry Commission England

4 June: chick 1 is full, chick 2 still has room for more
(c) Forestry Commission England

By yesterday both chicks were looking much more like ospreys.

14 June: two developing ospreys (c) Forestry Commission England

14 June: two developing ospreys
(c) Forestry Commission England

In between, as far as we can tell from limited daily recording, life has progressed relatively smoothly with plenty of food. In this image the female has just arrived back from a bathe.

7 June: the male has fed the chicks during the female's bathtime (c) Forestry Commission England

7 June: the male has fed the chicks during the female’s bathtime
(c) Forestry Commission England

The male feeds the chicks more often than 37 or YA. Here he has landed with a catch. The female stood and watched as he started to tear bits off for his offspring.

10 June: very fresh trout! (c) Forestry Commission England

10 June: very fresh trout!
(c) Forestry Commission England

Here is a video with some of the action over the period.
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There was an intrusion incident shortly after 15.00 yesterday. The male alarmed and possibly flew off to escort an unseen bird away from the area. Could it have been UV?! His data is likely to arrive quite late today.

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One Response to Changing chicks on Nest 3

  1. JW4926 says:

    Gosh – these little ones are changing rapidly and are looking so good …. lovely video – Thank you Joanna …….. argument was a bit dramatic …. nice ‘there, there’ from mum …….

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