33 in the nest cup - scraping, softening up the pile for "his" eggs :-D
and this way
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Intruder around - Maya and 33 mantling
Maya flew off and then returned. Both again mantling and now 33 has taken off giving chase
Intruder back - Maya defensive and mantling
Edit: threat passes quickly and Maya settles and fiddles about in the nest.
11:06 She has flown - ENS
Both returned to the nest and a successful mating
33 has flown - Maya remains on the nest.
It is my understanding that mating increases prior to laying. I am sure someone will kindly advise if I have misunderstood that :-)
Birdies LG DU update.
FISH @ 13:34
33 arriving with a lovely headless fish in talon
taken by Maya
and off she goes with it
Certainly looking very snug in the new nest. I think it's pretty much finished for now.
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