Good morning villagers.
These photo’s were taken on Saturday 14th May 2011. The first one is especially for Susan as she loves Lairds white fluffy bottom!!
NESTCAP FOR FRIDAY 27TH MAY 2011
FISH COUNT: 2
00.20 - Lady still awake. Slight wind gusts on the nest
01.15 - Finally asleep with her head towards the camera
01.19 - Lady was reaching down to right under her chest area. She was gifing little twisting motions. Then settled down with her flat shuffle
02.19 - Remains facing camera with head under wind. Briefly awakens, looks of to her left and retucks head. All quiet
04.23 - Camera change over just after 4.00. Lady left nest for a few seconds then came back with Laird who then flew off. Lady seems very unsettled
06.00 - Laird on the nest
06.32 - Lady returns landing on her perch gently chirping. Laird gets up and camera zooms onto eggs, too blurred to see anythin and Lady settles on them
07.01 - Lady lying very low in the nest with head down not moving until Laird came back with a little bark and does some furniture moving. Lady cheaping at him and off he went.
07.36 - Laird takes over, close up of eggs, nothing has changed I’m afraid
08.11 - Both on the nest. Intruder about, but Laird seems content to shout threats. Spoke too soon – he’s off
09.10 - Changeover. Missed opportunity with the eggs there. Could have done with a zoom in
09.50 - Changeover. Lady flies in. Laird reluctant to get up. Lady starts to rearrange the furniture. Laird finally gets up and they are both on the nest for a few minutes. Then Laird flies off and Lady settles on the 3 eggs. No zoom in unfortunately
10.06 - Laird’s back doing the housework, Lady is peeping at him, and he’s off again
11.18 - Laird brings in a large piece of bard. Lady not happy and lets him know in no uncertain terms
12.25 - Laird flies in, stays a while. Lady not giving up the eggs, so off he goes
12.28 – He’s back again with branch arranges it and then flies off
13.00 - Over the last hour Lady has turned the eggs at least 7 times!
13.24 - Lady turning the eggs again
14.53 - Laird arrives with a branch. Lady shouting at him as he tries to position it. Looks like he is building up the side of the perch, then he flies off
15.19 - Laird in with a fish. Lady straight up and tries to snatch it from Laird. He shouts at her. I dont think he could release it. He flies off with it and Lady goes onto the eggs.
15.33 - Laird back with fish, lady takes it much more gently and flies off with it. Laird cleans his feet before settling on the eggs
16.04 - Laird turns the eggs
16.56 - Laird’s flown off and left the eggs exposed
16.57 - Lady’s right behind him chirping. She turns the eggs, then settles down onto them
18.56 - Laird flies in with nothing! Lady flies off after shouting for the last hour. He settles straight onto the eggs
22.37 - Laird eating fish on the side of the nest. Lady shouting at him as she lies on her eggs.
22.43 - Lady eventually gets up, stretches her wings, and moves towards Laird. He looks at her, she moves in and takes the fish, chirping as she does so.
She’s eating as fast as she can, and is obviously anxious to get back to her eggs – I can hear her ripping the fish apart. She’s chirping constantly as she eats – the same sound that she makes to her chicks. She’s in a dilemma – hunger and maternal duties in conflict.
22.56 - She gets back onto her eggs – they’ve been uncovered for 13 minutes.
12.04 - Sound of wings as something flies overhead – Lady looks up.
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