Fish fests on Nest 3

Footage from Nest 3 over the last few days showed there’s no shortage of fish on the nest. Despite only 3 hours a day of recording, often a feed was part of every clip.

chicks 2 and 3 eat, chick 1 exercises
(c) Forestry Commission England

chick 3 is still eating
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Chick 1 is the most active. Press HD for best quality on all clips.

More practice needed!

The male often feeds his chicks.

the female watches the male feed his offspring
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Chick 3 is developing well and definitely eats well. It stopped for a moment to watch chick 1 having a wing beat or more.

chick 3 watches chick 1
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Yesterday it rained all day, it will again tomorrow.

rather large chicks to shelter
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Chick 3, so underdeveloped in the first couple of weeks, and still noticeably smaller, is turning all that food into energy.

Well done, parents and chick 3. The weather has not been kind this breeding season.

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6 Responses to Fish fests on Nest 3

  1. Jo says:

    It will be interesting to compare weights with 1A when they’re ringed ….. Good to see all still progressing well. Thank you Joanna

  2. M Simmonds says:

    Good to see all three thriving Jaydee. The weights at Dyfi proved interesting and #3 surprised most watchers….except Janine who guessed right!

    • joannadailey says:

      Well done Janine! Chick 4 on Nest 1A last year was similar, looked smaller than the siblings but weighed more than the 2 male chicks.

  3. Ann Norman says:

    Many thanks Joanna for all your great updates, clips and photos! I’m so enjoying watching the group of three older chicks developing, & learning such a lot about how things might progress for the still-tiny single one at Loch Arkaig. Keeping fingers all crossed for all of them and for better weather soon…

    • joannadailey says:

      Thanks for your kind words, Ann.

      Mrs YA wasn’t a natural mother in her first year at Kielder, but she is a ‘supermum’ now.

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