Morning CATCUP #2
I'm leaving out all the short-visit snaps and other stuff cos it just won't copy across from Libre Office.
Louis brought Aila a FLOUNDER! (Why so many flounders these days?)
She waited a while:
Then flew off with it but brought it back right away when Mallie landed:
Smash 'n grab:
Mallie objected when Aila stayed too long and the latter had given a couple of understated alarm chirps:
At last Rannoch turned up, wherever had she beeeen?!
She waited semi-patiently:
Attempted snatches in earlier separate post.
Did I post the video? Here it is anyway:
I think that Rannoch has since been on 'n off the nest agitatedly... but need to take a break before checking.
Tiger's Osprey Info & World Bird Cams
Here's what Mallie left for Rannoch - a bit of skin and tailfin :'(
That wasn't much and soon Rannoch was back on 'n off the nest, carrying nest material with her, maybe she knew there was a fish somewhere - but when it arrived via Louis - a whole small flounder - he ended up leaving it on the nest for her and she didn't notice it for a little while, aww :) Then she had to protect it and that's how I left it but I assure you she has eaten:
Rannoch finished the flounder expertly:
There's been a mystery intruder around since shortly after Rannoch finished her fish:
Rannoch stayed down a long time, got up:
Aila flew in:
Mallie muscled in so Aila flew:
The sibs were left to it:
They left, one a while after the other.
Another break coming on here :)
Nice surprise to see Maillie and Rannoch on the nest Are they hoping for more fish?
Perhaps it is Maillie settled down They are certainly the one who is shouting now and again
C WT Loch Arkaig
(c) WT Loch Arkaig
It's unusual to see Mallie sitting on the nest - I don't know yet if she was preparing for something, need to see what's in the next hour.
They sat together in various positions until first Rannoch flew and quite a bit after so did Mallie:
They waited 40 minutes then a FISH arrived - several kerfuffles but poor Rannoch lost out:
Just after 21:30 Aila and a juvie popped on 'n off.
Oops, I wasn't going to post a snap - but the thought occurred to me that altho it's very early, we never know when Aila's last appearance might be :o
Then, with no-one to greet him, Louis landed with a fine FISH @ 22:10:
He didn't wait long at all !!!
And that was the last time anyone was seen on the nest up to now.
I'd love to know what beetle this is - it burrows under nest material and lifts it up:
Currently Rannoch is having a good feed from about half a fish.
© THE WOODLAND TRUST, LOCH ARKAIG OSPREY PROJECT
Birdies LG DU update.
We spend 90% of net income on conservation, public education and advocacy
The RSPB is a member of BirdLife International. Find out more about the partnership
© The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a registered charity: England and Wales no. 207076, Scotland no. SC037654