August has arrived - when will the departures start? Let's hope EJ doesn't decide her girls don't need her too soon!
Juv just arrived on very wet nest
Can hear other one calling nearby.
Both on nest now - Cally on left, Alba on right?
Not hard to guess what they're waiting for!
One on nest now
06:47 Juv (Alba?) flies off
Hi BIRDSONG ENS now I see A chirrup nearby
Going to have quick look at other nests
06:54 FISH!!! Really difficult to see who is who in the wet but it looks like Cally grabbed the fish from EJ (?)
I think Alba has the darker breast feathers
Morning Patily - perhaps Scylla is recording, only way to get more info!
I see a fish has been delivered whilst I was on my tour. Looks as if it could be EJ sized.
Wind blowing head feathers and VERY blurry lens making it difficult to see who is who The wind also seems to be buffeting around the fish holder. There is SOME protest from the other but not as prolonged and raucous as usual
I am pretty sure you are correct looking on full screen that Caledonia has the fish. She's too far off to see with the leg ring ID is upside down. I'm amazed that Alba is making, for her, such little protest....although she does seem to have designs on the fish Just tried unsuccessfully to take it
Good morning BIRDSONG, thank you for starting off and for the rainblobbed, distorted stills - we may be in for a headachy day :-( Good morning Patily! I'll see what I have up to this time and put it in order in this post.
EDIT - I've been thru the night-time footage and can confirm that BIRDSONG's opening captures show the first appearance of the birds this morning (albeit the cam was freezing and blacking out periodically).
Arrival of second juve just before 0600hr:
EJ @ 0654hr fish delivery:
0654hr FISH per EJ
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Unfortunately I have to go Hopefully, EJ will repeat what she has done a few mornings and bring ALBa breakfast soon
Alba's protests stepping up a notch
Alba has made a few attempts to get to fish but Cally defended well and moved fish out of Alba's way!
Morning Scylla, good to see you are here but don't give yourself a headache.
Looks like an intruder is about - forgot to unmute sound. No...
It's FISH #2 per EJ @ 0728hr !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
07:28 FISH!!! EJ has not let Alba down :-)
Perhaps that's why Alba wasn't protesting too much when Cally grabbed 1st fish - Alba knew mum would soon turn up with another. It will be a sobering lesson when this stops happening.