In the 3-4 hours a day of footage from Nest 3, if the chicks aren’t eating, there is usually part of a fish on the nest. And they are often from sizeable catches.
The chicks haven’t been exercising much during the clips. The next 2 images show the feather development on chick 2 between 9 and 13 July.
On all the nests bar Nest 4, a chick has had a peck at a parent.
Sometimes it is in retaliation for being woken by an adult landing on a dozing youngster, but in the above case, the female had landed on the edge of the nest and walked towards the rather soggy offspring.
The sun shone again later in the day. The male fed one chick at the rear, and the female tore of pieces from a remnant for the sibling.
There were a couple of intruder incidents in the past few days, but the osprey was a very distant shape in the sky – impossible to see if it wore a tracker, let alone whether it was ringed.
Talking of tracked birds, UV was spotted at one of his regular haunts yesterday. It is always good to receive sightings of him, now that we aren’t receiving data.