Well done, Aln

After no sightings on the nestcam of CN2 on Saturday, when 37 brought a large trout which Aln consumed over 2 hours plus during recording hours, it was all change on Sunday, another mainly wet day.

At first Aln was on the nest, but CN2 appeared by 09.14, when an adult seemed to be trying to remove him from the nest as well as an unhappy Aln.

an adult is trying to displace CN2
(c) Forestry Commission England

CN2 soon left, but he dominated much of the day. He brought sticks to the nest and appeared to be submissively mantling. Despite an unkeen Aln.

between raindrops it looks like submissive behaviour
(c) Forestry Commission England

CN2 was off the nest for a while, but on return Aln wasn’t happy. At all. CN2 became aggressive. Press HD for best quality on clips.

CN2 returned to an empty nest and scraped.

I want this nest
(c) Forestry Commission England

Nearly an hour later both Aln and CN2 are on the nest. CN2 has reverted to bonding behaviour.

Until 13.25 only either CN2 or Aln were seen on the nest. Then EB arrived with food!

(c) Forestry Commission England

Aln ate for over 2 hours, then 37 arrived.

37 leaves after his delivery
(c) Forestry Commission England

As you can see, Aln went to the new fish and carried on eating.

37 and EB are both providing food for Aln, but appear to leave much of the nest defence to her. She has done extremely well for the only juvenile on the nest. Her courage is a major asset for the times ahead.


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One Response to Well done, Aln

  1. Jo says:

    Amazing watching and hearing about these behaviour and personality traits forming . Thank you Joanna … learning so much this season!

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