The arrival of our couple, virtually together, was first snapped @ 19:12
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Yikes !!! I thought I must have missed it but it's all there waiting for attention :)))
Thank you, everyone, for the super captures and info :)
I can't believe they arrived together - but they did! ;-D
Three matings altogether, only the first successful, IMHO. They were on the nest nearly 13 minutes, this is cut down to 5 but no significant activity missing - you know how they like to stand and (males) mantle and (females) look a bit nonplussed ;)
The first was the best ;)
He sat here for ages after his second nestcupping:
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Headless fish delivered by Louis. Ian
Does my bum look big in this?
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First stick of the season at about 09.20, courtesy of Louis. Ian
EDIT - successful mating not long after.
Thanks for your early morning post Scylla and everyone for pictures too
Captured a few of himself about hour ago
Hey ahmm mm, It's me Louis , yes I am sticking around for a bit
Mmmmm this nest needs Work!!!
Good morning - thank you for the reports so far :)
My download dropped out after 3 hours :'(
I do have Louis's first visit to the nest, which was around 06:00 - couldn't see what brought him in, he stayed about half an hour, nestcupping a bit and just being on watch:
I'm recording the subsequent events on poor Lassie's screen, from rollback.
Aila lands, half-fish arrives - glad to see that Louis ate - but not too much! Good lad!
He was looking down again - hope that doesn't mean someone is living there who will be a threat (u-know-who, or more likely a squirrel?):
Another edit to follow.
EDIT - Snaps from Louis's activities after fish delivery.
After his second(?) nestcupping, he sat like this for 23 minutes !!!
Yet another nestcupping:
Up from under - maybe it's the Hooded Crow whom we saw quite a lot of last season, but can't tell for sure:
If this was Louis chasing it, he was a bit slow starting out:
I missed the stick delivery reported by IAN :o :o :o
(All my catchups are in this post so's not to interfere with ongoings from others ;) )
After much deliberating, I believe this is Louis, enjoying the view in the sunshine!
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Birdie's DU Summaries 2018
14.51 He flew off
14.53 and returned with a stick!
He place it on the back rim, and flew off again
15.57 he came back and started moving bits around in the cup
15.58 nest cupping
Here are my snaps from "a period" this morning (let's face it, I don't know what time of say it was).
If I dupe anyone, it's because I haven't the energy to check them thru.
First, a visit from the Hooded Crow - no real conflict:
Louis loves to lie in the nestcup and I love to watch him :-*
Another lie-down - or should I say "drape":
You couldn't tuck much tighter ;)
Just look at him :o
A different lie-down session from the previous:
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