Although there was yet more rain this morning at Kielder, the 2 surviving Nest 4 chicks have had a good day. 69 brought a middling size trout late morning.
The chicks had two short meals during the wet spell.
The next fish delivery was a much better specimen.
Seeing the crops swelling with food was a delight after recent days.
Roughly half the trout stayed by Mrs 69 until she fed the chicks again.
This has been a tough week for ospreys in many areas with the prolonged wet weather. The Nest 4 pair are breeding for their 2nd year and are still learning. Their chicks are under-developed for their age, but, with ‘only’ showers forecast for the next few days, they should make good progress.