Aln returns – nearly 24 hours later

Aln’s take off yesterday was smooth, but she didn’t reappear on the nest until 10.13 today.

I’m back!
(c) Forestry Commission England

Shortly before she fledged yesterday, she performed a high jump over EB. Press HD for best quality on all clips.

Next, with little forewarning as is often the case, she was off.

During the rest of yesterday, EB made several appearances on the nest. She flew with a fish in the same direction as Aln’s fledge.

EB flies off with a fish
(c) Forestry Commission England

Occasionally she landed and sat for a few seconds, calling.

calling to Aln?
(c) Forestry Commission England

This morning, EB had just brought a stick to the nest when she saw Aln returning.

Two data downloads showed Aln had flown down the slope of the fell and past the old nest tree. She may have roosted on the old nest last night, and in the last fix this morning was near ‘her’ nest. It was good to see her land.

She soon started food soliciting.

I want food
(c) Forestry Commission England

She preened and slept and took a few flights. Here she is returning from a short one. Look on the right side of the screen to see her appearing.

It wasn’t until mid afternoon that 37 arrived with a fish, rather than a stick.

at last
(c) Forestry Commission England

Aln ceded possession to EB, who fed her in a couple of sessions. Then tucked in herself.

not hungry now
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5 Responses to Aln returns – nearly 24 hours later

  1. Vic Paine says:

    A relief to see her back, and a neat landing on the nest.

  2. Jo says:

    and ……. breathe :-) She’s very confident girl!

  3. Chris B says:

    Great to see successful fledgefrom nest 2 . What happened to. Alnwick?

  4. Vivien Finn says:

    Very relieved to hear she is safe, Joanna. :)

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