Life on Nest 3

There hasn’t been an update on Nest 3 since the chicks were ringed on 30 June. Partly this is because at some point on 1 July a chick scored a direct hit on the nestcam, and it took time for the evidence to wash off! By 4 July there was some insight into activity on the nest again.

The male feeds VH from his latest catch (c) Forestry Commission England

The male feeds VH from his latest catch
(c) Forestry Commission England

Mainly the clips have shown the chicks dozing or preening, or being sheltered during wetter spells. The adults have been building up the sides of the nest.

The male with another large stick (c) Forestry Commission England

The male with another large stick
(c) Forestry Commission England

The female is still feeding the chicks although at least one is getting keener to help itself!

VH tries to take the fish... (c) Forestry Commission England

VH tries to take the fish…
(c) Forestry Commission England

... but it is VR who receives the first morsels (c) Forestry Commission England

… but it is VR who receives the first morsels
(c) Forestry Commission England

Not much exercising has been caught by the nestcam. The youngsters are about 5 days behind Nest 1A where a fledge is imminent. This video shows the rather modest preparations seen to date.

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