CN2 returns and Nest 1A news

Yesterday was a ‘CN2 free’ day on Nest 2. 37 brought two fish for Y6 within 90 minutes.

Y6 gets ready! (c) Forestry Commission England

Y6 gets ready!
(c) Forestry Commission England

Y6 ate on the nest for nearly an hour then flew away with the remains.

The second delivery (c) Forestry Commission England

The second delivery
(c) Forestry Commission England

37 left with the trout after a few minutes of waiting for Y6. She arrived a bit later to relieve 37 of his catch as he landed.

Y6 takes the second fish (c) Forestry Commission England

Y6 takes the second fish
(c) Forestry Commission England

Y6 left immediately and there was no further activity on the nest.

Today when the stream started Y6 was standing on the nest edge. It wasn’t long before CN2 emerged from the mist.

CN2 lands. Y6 is behind him (c) Forestry Commission England

CN2 lands. Y6 is behind him
(c) Forestry Commission England

Y6 evicts CN2 (c) Forestry Commission England

Y6 evicts CN2
(c) Forestry Commission England

CN2 tried to dislodge Y6 but the plucky juvenile held firm.

CN2 flies at Y6 (c) Forestry Commission England

CN2 flies at Y6
(c) Forestry Commission England

Y6 stayed on the nest for another 20 minutes without incident, then there was an empty nest until 11.26 when CN2 landed. He was on and off for about an hour. He returned with a stick at 12.25 followed by Y6. Press HD for best quality.

CN2 was the first of the pair to return to the nest for a short time but since before 13.00 only Y6 has been seen. She preened, looking relaxed, for over an hour.

Y6 preening (c) Forestry Commission England

Y6 preening
(c) Forestry Commission England

Over on Nest 1A Y1 and Y3 haven’t been seen since yesterday morning.

Y3 about to fly (c) Forestry Commission England

Y3 about to fly
(c) Forestry Commission England

Y1 leaves the perch (c) Forestry Commission England

Y1 leaves the perch
(c) Forestry Commission England

This morning YA waited in vain for a juvenile.

No interest in YA's fish (c) Forestry Commission England

No interest in YA’s fish
(c) Forestry Commission England

Is this our last sight of YA this season? (c) Forestry Commission England

Is this our last sight of YA this season?
(c) Forestry Commission England

Perhaps the Nest 1A juveniles will appear again but the good weather conditions yesterday were ideal for migration as the many records on birding websites confirm.

 

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5 Responses to CN2 returns and Nest 1A news

  1. Cirrus says:

    So please Y6 was more confident this session of CN2 intrusion. Looks a nice big fish YA is clutching. Safe migration everyoine (including you CN2).

  2. Mike Simmonds says:

    Thank you Jaydee. Moving towards the end.

    • joannadailey says:

      Nest 4 juveniles will be here a few days yet but no cam, sadly. Nest 3 footage will be checked tomorrow. Numbers are dwindling, definitely!

  3. JW4926 says:

    Onwards go the seasons …… Safe trip to all ……. Nest 2 definitely has a distinct ‘ambience’ ……

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