Link to July 2019 thread
The 2 chicks were ringed on 4 July and assessed as female. They were given ring numbers JJ0 and JJ2, and later named by popular vote as Mallie and Rannoch. Both weighed 1.49kg on ringing but will weigh a lot more now after a further month's-worth of protein-packed-piscine-parenting. The WT subsequently said they thought Mallie may be male. S/he fledged on 20 July and Rannoch on 27 July.
Link to webcam, courtesy of The Woodland Trust
Thank you for starting the new month, KORKY - far from slacking, you've been positively futuristic :o :-*
Here is my CATCHUP for last evening.
The current scene is quiet and dry-looking.
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Eyes on the skies
(c) WT Loch Arkaig
A shorty of the pair's first (noisy) arrival this morning:
Ons 'n offs followed.
Then! Whole small FISH, still some flaps left in it:
See Mallie's head? S/he's lightning!
Buddha-like Rannoch left complaining as so often :'(
The fish was finished, Mallie had flown, what's a girl gonna do?
She gave up at this point:
A 20-minute wait, mainly with her head out of frame:
Short visits - once Mallie's mini-meal has settled, s/he'll be a threat again:
Rannoch back for 20 minutes - this was a gape:
These were shouting:
Not long afterwards she was back for 35 minutes!
10:49 she was back, shifted a stick:
Multitasked (shouted and stretched at the same time):
Got very cross and flew off:
Two more visits by Rannoch, last seen @ 12:15:
Louis brought her a FISH !!! (Another flounder, why so many these days?):
Aila waited a while but then flew off with it:
Mallie flew in and Aila brought back the fish:
Aila gave a couple of alarm chirps and was thinking about flying but Mallie couldn't wait:
(Fairly) shorty of that event:
Rannoch arrived, where the heck has she beeeen?!!!
Waiting semi-patiently but there won't be much left, I fear :'(
(I had the durations in my head for the earlier on/off visits but got interrupted so forgot them.)
Rannoch tried and failed:
My morning CATCHUP post :'(
What worries me is... do we have any Mods whatsoever?!
I have copied the post to Libre Office and will see if it will post back here in pieces :-/
Morning CATCHUP #1
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