Nest 3 specialist subject – food!

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.

VH has a morsel from the female (c) Forestry Commission England

VH takes a morsel from the female
(c) Forestry Commission England

On 1 August the male – looking a little frayed! – dropped off a trout for VR.

The male looks a bit thin as he leaves a whole trout for VR (c) Forestry Commission England

The male leaves a whole trout for VR
(c) Forestry Commission England

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.

VR leaves with an almost whole trout (c) Forestry Commission England

VR leaves with an almost whole trout
(c) Forestry Commission England

Why did he leave with it? A few seconds later the reason lands!

VH is too late! (c) Forestry Commission England

VH is too late!
(c) Forestry Commission England

Fast forward a couple of hours and VH had her turn with a rather larger specimen.

VH adopts an unusual sideways stance for part of her feed (c) Forestry Commission England

VH adopts an unusual sideways stance part way down the fish
(c) Forestry Commission England

The female joined VH on the nest and just before recording stopped VR’s arrival seemed imminent.

VR flies past the nest (c) Forestry Commission England

VR flies past the nest
(c) Forestry Commission England

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.

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One Response to Nest 3 specialist subject – food!

  1. Cirrus says:

    What a monster, even with the head off !! I think VR did right to eat it on the nest!

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