Nest 3: fish and more fish

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.

breakfast about to be served
(c) Forestry Commission England

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.

a short exercise session on Monday…
(c) Forestry Commission England

…another today
(c) Forestry Commission England

On all the nests bar Nest 4, a chick has had a peck at a parent.

chick 2 isn’t happy with mum
(c) Forestry Commission England

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.

a family scene
(c) Forestry Commission England

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.

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3 Responses to Nest 3: fish and more fish

  1. Gerry Valliere says:

    Glad to see all is going well on these nests. Thanks you for the updates on these wonderful birds.

  2. Vic Paine says:

    Glad to hear news of UV and that this years batch are progressing well.

  3. Jo says:

    Feathers and personalities developing …… and good to have news of the lad! Thank you Joanna

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