The chicks on Nest 4 were ringed today.
It is quite hard to believe that the much downier chick on the left hatched under 24 hours after her sibling. But chick 2 weighs 1540g, whereas her older brother measured 1300g on the spring balance scale.
Chick 1 was given the Darvic ring Blue 8L. After his BTO and Darvic rings were fitted he proved to be a poser.
He has been named Aydon, which is a village near the River Tyne and Corbridge in central Northumberland. Aydon Castle is a 13th century fortified manor house run by English Heritage.
Aydon’s sister, ringed with Darvic Blue 3L, will be known as Alwinton. Alwinton is a village named after the River Alwin. It is in north Northumberland and is a popular destination for walkers exploring the Cheviot Hills.
Here are a couple of videos of them back at home. Press HD for best quality.
69 was flying away from the nest area, and some distance from it, as the ringing team drove in to the site. He didn’t appear during the ringing process. About 15 minutes after the team left the area 69 arrived back.
The youngsters enjoyed an early lunch!