In reply to JillR:
I didn't start up until 08:00 and got 2h20m before the stream dropped out. That clip is terrible quality and very small - here's Dylan with a stick:
It didn't start up again until 11:02, better quality, full size, but glitchy.
JillR said:11.55 Big rainbow trout delivered
Got a good view of the trout - which Seren seemed to have a bit of difficulty controlling but I couldn't see it flapping:
All 3 chicks retired, sated... but she was still feeding them when I looked in a minute or so ago :)
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In reply to scylla:
scylla said:All 3 chicks retired, sated... but she was still feeding them when I looked in a minute or so ago
After stuffing the chicks she finished the fish herself - my fave tail polishing-off was glitched out but I had to celebrate what there was:
That was a big fish, they were all very ready for it, especially Seren!
Then she went and brought in a clump that required quite a bit of spreading:
There must be a good rail at this end, just as well, or their crops might tip them over
Guess what was moving in the sky?
Someone wasn't a bit interested!
Then, because scrolling fast causes one to miss bits, I nearly had a blue fit when the rail chick had disappeared - but in fact it was at the feeding station and it and a sib were covering another sib:
Seren was still feeding one of the chicks at least, and herself, when Dylan took the fish from her - what was left of it, just the tail-end:
Ten minutes later he returned and unearthed another tailend that was completely buried in "straw":
This must have been the same piece he brought back and ate some of, then left it on the nest:
"3 osplets with tongues" - and while they were posing, Seren was eating that little bit of fish Dylan had left behind:
Just shows how deceiving different views can be - this had looked headless on the way down:
At 17:40 Seren appeared to have finished with the fish and Dylan came in to collect it... but she took it back from him - it took him 2 tries to get it back again and he flew off with it. He took this much:
Seren sat down with her children, a charming sight:
5 minutes later Dylan brought the fish back but she didn't make a move so he took it away again.
There may have been an intruder alert - Seren flew off and around, tho I can't swear that this is she - she brought back a stick - not the one that's sticking up from the nest but a much smaller one:
At close (later than usual), Seren was tucking into fishtail:
Trout at 8.50, 12.20 and 3.16. 5F/Seren finding protecting all 3 from the occasional rain quite a challenge. Intruder 15.07 not seen clearly - may have landed on the perch.
The Dyfi update from Ems reports that there is currently only one live chick at Llyn Brenig - story on fb group one may have died and one predated? No confrmation of this and no more info to be found.
In reply to AG:
Seren had been watchful at startup and did a fly-off once, but no other indication of an intruder at that stage. She spent her time mostly preening and standing serenely, waiting, with at least one sortie for nest material:
AG said:Trout at 8.50, 12.20 and 3.16. 5F/Seren finding protecting all 3 from the occasional rain quite a challenge. Intruder 15.07 not seen clearly - may have landed on the perch.
There was also an intruder at this time:
Only glimpsed for certain once - the second time, arrowed top-left in the video, could have been Dylan of course:
Included just because it's a better snap of our two parents:
They didn't all feed at the same time, with toings 'n froings - but they all ended up in a comatose knot puzzle:
The chick was quite blahzay when landed on by Dylan with stick (he was actually standing on it but that was blurred):
This was the twiggy end of a very long stick that Seren tussled with:
10:45 Dylan was in to defend (not plump-cropped). I didn't spot the intruder but haven't got time to watch @ 1x speed!
Seren with combined clump/stick @ 11:57:
12:20 whole fish:
This paltry tailend went to 'n fro between them on the nest but Dylan failed to secure it and Seren continued to feed the chicks:
Seren protecting, watchful at the same time:
Just as well! This was a very animated defence but an unblurred view has been selected:
Glad to see that Dylan had his share first:
Dylan got no more of that one:
Perch for tea:
Dylan not seen again for the online day, which has been a good day for all (intrusions excepted) - and I didn't perceive the rain which AG observed live.
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