Friday 4th May 2012
Good morning Villagers
Lady waited a long time yesterday for the first fish of the day. It was delivered at 17.15 but was a huge one. Laddie is doing such a brilliant job at egg sitting it looks like Lady trusts him and has her time away from the nest. It will be interesting to see what happens when the bobbleheads arrive. I feel he is going to be a lovely caring providing dad. I have noticed he is very good at landing on the nest away from Lady and the eggs each time he brings in a fish, not so good with branches though LOL
Nestcap Thursday 3rd May 2012 Fish Deliveries - 1 00.21 Lady up and gives her eggs a turn and settles back down again 00.29 Lady flat out sleeping now. 06.44 Lady on the nest, on early early egg brooding duties. 07.03 Lady calling softly. 07.14 LOOKS LIKE LADY SHOUTING – BREAKFAST IS LATE AGAIN!! 07.15 Lady turns the eggs 07.21 Laddie flies in with a branch, not what Lady wanted, she is off and he settles on the eggs. 09.12 Laddie has just given himself and the eggs a little turn, and is busily throwing sticks on his back 09.52 Lady peeping, but getting more insistent for her breakfast, I think. Ducks making a noise on the loch. 10.37 Lady still on the nest but looking a bit restless – I expect she is waiting for breakfast 11.30 Laddie arrives with nesting material. Lady off and he settles on the eggs and starts to barricade himself in. 11.46 Laddie up and moving sticks and grass around, now settles on the eggs oh he is up again, back to facing the same way as when he got up!!! 11.58 He is up again, he is real figity today. 12.32 Laddie on the nest, I see there has been no fish delivery this morning! 12.34 Lady flies in and Laddie off, another smooth changeover. Hope he has gone fishing now. 13.15 Big wing stretch for Lady and a turn of the eggs. 13.36 Isla stands and turns the eggs again,,, fiddles a lot,, then finally hunkers down again,, still looking for that itinerant partner of hers 13.46 Close up of ISLA panting in the heat,,, 13.48 Wonderful close up of our girl, thank you camera person at LotLs. 13.51 I don’t have a bloomin clue what happened there,,, it was so fast and the webcam was moving all over the place,,, DID Laddie bring in a fish ??WAS there a hand over ?? All I saw was a bird land, a lit of wing flapping and one bird flew off,, all in seconds,,, Looking at the webcam it looks as if it is LADDIE Nest and egg sitting,,, 13.52 Was that a fish, camera timed out on me.
13.54 Laddie now on duty, looking into the camera. 13 57 Head marking show this to be LADDIE turning the eggs folks,,, 14.06 Laddie on the eggs. 14.12 Checked footage Chrissy, NO FISH, he flew in and she flew straight off 14.41 Laddie still sitting quietly and soaking up the rare sunshine 14.50 Laddie still nodding off now and then, such hard work egg sitting!! 16.25 Oyster catchers flying over 17.15 Huge Fish Delivery, Lady takes it and flies off, Laddie gets onto the eggs 17.24 LADDIE NOW SITTING COMFORTABLY ON THE EGGS IN LOVELY SUNSHINE 18.10 Lady is back – changeover – does she looked stuffed 18.13 Lady not comfy and gets up to turns eggs again, settles back down
18.43 Lady doing a bit of nestoration
18.44 Lady back up and gives her eggs another little turn, a little wiggle and she’s settled again
18.46 And she’s back up again still not quite right and turns the eggs again
18.47 Change Over, Laddie arrives in with a Large thick branch and Lady’s off
18.48 Laddie settles down onto his eggs
19.01 Laddie back up to re-arrange his eggs and back down
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