The juvenile male VR is still present at Nest 3 – and shouting for lunch today!
It is c102 days since he hatched so he is about 3 weeks into the migration period. His sister VH probably left on 24 August but VR is in no hurry to migrate. Unless he is eating or food soliciting the nest is usually empty. Then he appears at speed and with loud sound effects!
From the limited footage the male is still bringing at least a couple of large trout a day for VR alone so he has little incentive to leave. Press the HD button for best quality.
Today the male hadn’t responded to the insistent soliciting in 30 minutes or so – perhaps he is now reducing supplies to encourage VR to migrate.
Yesterday VR stopped eating to follow an unseen bird flying nearby.
A couple of intruders have landed on the nest and one ate a fish waiting for VR on 28 August.
Blue HV was at Nest 1 very early this year and was briefly the object of YA’s attention until Mrs YA returned. She is a 2010 hatched osprey from Aberfoyle – if the ring is HV and not HY, which can’t be ruled out.
The second intruder was also female but unringed. She is very similar to one that landed on Nest 2 on 26 August but there are insufficient points of comparison available to be certain.
There’ll be a blog about Nest 2 shortly. Y6 is still there and has also been receiving plentiful supplies of trout from her father!