Good Morning AllI see that our little chick, well I should say ‘Young Juvie’, has now started with the next stage in its life by trying to jump while trying out its wings. Now the nail biting begins.
Here is a clip of our young juvie practising to fly
We have decide that we are going to shorten our nestcaps some what, as they are getting extremely long, and it is taken us such a long time to go through it all. So we are just going to detail the more important information. eg, fish deliveries, coming and goings on the nest, intruders etc. I hope that no one objects to that. I will however, still try to detail the nightly activities as we have never had the opportunity to see what happens on the nest during the night before. Thank you
Fish Deliveries ~ 401.38 Lady sitting on the edge of her nest preening. The chick is sleeping for now 01.39 Lady tucks her head between her wings to sleep 01.48 Lady wakes and starts preening 02.09 The chick wakes and has a good stretch and the preens 02.12 Lady nods off and the chick carries on preening 02.38 Both sleeping for now 03.09 Lady wakes and stretches a couple of time before nodding off again 03.03 It getting light now and Lady looks around. The chick wakes and has a look about before nodding back off 03.38 Lady looking around and stretches again. The chick stretches out its wing too. What a length it is 03.45 Lady flies off 03.47 Laddie arrives for his morning visit and looks around for Lady and waits 03.52 Day Camera switches on now 04.08 Laddie’s waited long enough and flies off 04.24 Lady’s back followed by Laddie, who stays a minute then flies off 05.20 Lady sat on the edge of the nest looking out across the loch. The chick is awake, laying flat but looking around 06.04 The chick gets up and stretches then flaps its lovely long wings 06.36 Lady’s off again 07.28 Lady’s finally back. 52 minutes she has been away from the nest 08.15 In flies Laddie with a small clump of moss, much to Lady disgust who was looking for breakfast 08.19 Laddie does a little housework, while Lady sits at the back of the nest 08.22 Laddie sits at the front of the nest on look out duties 08.24 He’s off now 08.32 He’s back again with more nesting material 08.41 Laddie flies off again 08.47 He’s back again with more moss 08.50 And he is off again 09.08 HD Camera comes on now 09.54 FAMILY ALL ON THE NEST TOGETHER 10.58 Lady flies off 11.04 Lady’s back 12.15 Lady looking skywards then starts to mantle 12.16 In flies Laddie and starts alarm calling 12.17 Laddie flies off 12.25 Lady looking skyward again 12.28 Intruder’s back and Lady is mantling and alarm calling 12.30 Laddie flies onto the nest now 12.31 Laddie alarm calling and both mantling, then Lady starts to alarm call and mantles frantically 12.32 Laddie flies off, danger over for now 12.47 Laddie arrives with another large branch then starts alarm calling. Lady starts to mantle and turns round towards the chick and both mantle frantically and alarm call. Laddie almost jumped in the air. Intruder must be right above the nest, both still alarm calling 12.48 Laddie flies off, danger seems to be over for now 13.37 Great sight of Rocket doing his exercises – standing up and bending right over to stretch his legs, then flapping those long wings and dancing about on the nest – seems he is thinking he might take off soon! Lady sitting quietly on the nest rim. Now Rocket is facing the camera doing his head bobbing thing 14.59 Large, whole fish delivery. Lady and Juvie waste no time in beginning to feed. 16.21 Fish delivery – Lady straight on it and is eating but so far Rocket hasn’t got up 16.32 Lady brings the fish around the nest to feed Juvie, who is still lying in the nest!! 18.14 Laddie has just arrived with a fish an Lady tears it from his grasp! 21.08 – Another fish delivery – a big one and Lady has grabbed it – can they really be hungry again – Laddie is off 22.26 Lady flies off 22.28 Lady’s back now 22.46 Infra Red Camera comes on now 23.33 – Rocket asleep in the nest and Lady with her head tucked under her wing on the rim – it looks nice and calm CLIP OF INTRUDER ABOVE THE NEST YESTERDAY
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