Downloads for the last few days at Nest 3 contained a few ’empty nest’ clips but a lot of eating too! Both juveniles have been supplied with plenty of fish. Sometimes only one has been on the nest during the short clip but often both have been present taking it in turns to eat. Occasionally the female still feeds her young.
On 1 August the male – looking a little frayed! – dropped off a trout for VR.
VR took a few bites then flew away with his meal. This is the first recording of either VH or VR carrying part or all of a fish away.
Why did he leave with it? A few seconds later the reason lands!
Fast forward a couple of hours and VH had her turn with a rather larger specimen.
The female joined VH on the nest and just before recording stopped VR’s arrival seemed imminent.
Today during the downloading process the male arrived with a trout when only VR was around the immediate nest site. Press HD for best quality.
VR soon made inroads.