The Nest 1A nestcam stream stopped again yesterday afternoon. Radio and Electronics Branch are working to resolve the problem. The few hours of footage revealed that the youngsters are still a way off fledging, with nothing more advanced than a leap across the nest by Amble.
And a high jump or two by Ayle.
On Nest 2, Aln is gaining confidence.
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She caught EB some glancing blows in another bout of exercising.
Aln is still being fed by EB, although tries an odd nibble occasionally.
37 has tried to copulate with EB a few times.
Although EB isn’t receptive, she has scraped the nest cup area, unusual behaviour at this time of the season.
Nest 3 was the last nest to hatch. The chicks are developing well. In this clip chick 3, then chick 2, beat their wings a few times.
On the limited coverage chicks 1 and 3 are the most active.
Chick 3 is still small in comparison with the older siblings, and the feathers are well sheathed compared to chick 1 especially. But it is making good progress.
Intrusions are rarely captured at Nest 3, but there have been a couple recently. In this incident, the unringed osprey flew close to or over the nest several times.
On Nest 4, Alwinton is the same age as chick 2 on Nest 3, Aydon is a day older. Aydon is more advanced than his sister.
Intrusions are a regular occurrence on Nest 4. This one is an English or Welsh osprey, but the ring is unreadable.