Cally and Alba were so well fed yesterday that a substantial portion of the last EJ whopper remains on the nest. Will it be "finders keepers" in the morning, or will there be a tussle?
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Getting light and the leftover fish is still there
05:18 Calling started. Osprey arrived and quickly took off with leftover fish. I hit the wrong button and missed the capture!
Well, it couldn't have been Cally who took the fish as she landed on the nest soon afterwards, calling indignantly!
She looked at the fish scrap but obviously didn't think it was good enough
06:00 FISH!!!! Cally wins
Trying to sort out what I captured - may well get these in wrong order!
Does this white underwing indicate Odin? Perhaps he took the leftover fish and has now returned it???
Cally mantling over fish, Alba to RHS
06:02 FISH 2 !!!! I can't keep up
Cally has first fish in talon as EJ (?) lands with another fish
Alba has her eye on new fish
06:04 One of the sisters flies off with her fish - must have been Cally as Alba on nest with flapping fish
Alba with her fish
Phew - I think I've put the stills in the correct places!
Good girl, Alba - staying on the nest to eat her fish so we can see her. Still there at 06:30.
She's still there BIRDSONG.......GOOD MORNING.......was just tucked in RHS ,,,now she and fish in view......think it might be too big to fly with......holding it...but not really tucking in yet
Sorry BIRDSONG....should have read back.
Did Odin deliver FISH ! that Caledonia flew off with Would probably have been of a size that she could manage to fly with
Alba has started tucking in.......EJ whopper(?)
Must have been the closest delivery yet....only 1 minute apart.....wonder if they had a race back to the nest to see who would get there first?
Another misty start so hope that means a nice sunny day
Morning, Patily - it took me a while to sort out the images. I can't tell EJ from Odin when I only get glimpses from back and side! Maybe there will be some video later to provide the answers!
Morning girls. What a busy day already! I don't record at night, so we'll have to wait for Scylla to confirm things.
To me it looks like Odin flew in and took the remainder of last nights fish. At 6am brought it back for Cally. 6.02 EJ arrives with a new fish which Alba gets. Cally flies off with last nights leftovers (delivered by Odin) EJ leaves and Alba eats EJ's new flapping fish. Just a theory, but we'll see what Scylla has.
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Morning, Moffer. Alba amazingly quiet, standing still on her fish but very alert.
Super light again this morning. Alba looks full, but can't leave the fish.
Morning! I'm only here for 2 mins.
Odin collects overnight fish, Cally comes looking for it:
Odin brings back fish just before 0600hr, EJ brings new fish @ 0602hr:
Thank you Scylla. What would we do without you? ;o))