Just read the Dyfi chicks haven't been fed since yesterday, because Nora wants to stay on them to keep them warm and dry and hasn't been feeding them! How sad!! :-(
Here is the message that I read:
Dyfi Osprey Project
15.30. Well, what a strange day.
It hasn't stopped raining since early morning, neither chick has been fed, at all, and we 'think' the third chick has hatched.
Nora's default behavior setting for the chicks in heavy rain is 'keep warm and dry' rather than 'keep feeding'. Therefore, we haven't seen a thing all day apart from the brooding Monty and Nora.
Catching up on this thread, and very sorry to learn about 1 chick, possibly 2 not surviving. its really disappointing as I was there the other week and saw them both. Monty did not behave properly this morning, so it seems. Wonderful pictures coming in from their HD link.
Do we really think montys fault rather than noras instinct to protect from the weather and not feed. According to dyfi this morning chick 3 egg cracked a couple of days ago so I assume it is very weak. They need fuel in the form of fish for body heat. I have seen on a few threads that monty seems to be getting a hard time, I think it is weather and lack of food is a major factor especially if they have not eaten since yesterday but happy to stand correct if experts believe otherwise.
Lmac, I agree with you. Monty brought in three fish that were left on the nest yesterday, so he cannot be at fault for lack of fish. I had read that Nora is staying on them to keep them dry, too.
Oh dear, I am so sad about the bad news. I was worried this morning after watching for some time that not a single feed was given.
such sad news :-(
Look!!! I hope she feeds them now!!!
I was recording the nest this afternoon - no sight of chicks, but this is a picture of misery :'( That nest looks smaller than LG's, and so exposed.
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I have tears here capturing pics of those two looking for food!!!
thankfully I cant get on to see what is happening. Is there no fish on the nest now?
I can get on now, do the experts think it may be down to her inexperience as a mother to know what to do?
Lmac, how can't you get the Dyfi webcam?
I read that wrong. Glad you can watch it :-)
#2 did get a feed sometime after Dyfi posted the note timed 15.30 - I looked in to see it hungrily taking food from Nora, who had about half of a substantial fish.
#3 looked rather weak and wobbly, and I didn't see it eat.
BBL, Bye all