Thank You Karen for starting the thread and an excellent opening post, with links to "All the things you ever wanted to know about Manton Bay".....
Maya, 5R and 33(11) have already left a legacy of returners, they certainly fall into the "Super Osprey's" category.
8 chicks over 2 seasons, is quite a feat.
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FISH @ 17:33
Maya grabs it th chicks move towards her
17:34 33 flies off - love the chicks faces!
17:38 Maya gets her balance now feeding the chicks - #4 up front
17:42 #4 being fed
17:43 #4 looks up to Maya "Can I have some more please" :-D
17:46 Feed over.
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17:48 Maya has grabbed the fish again and the chicks gather round her
#1 & #2 up first - #4 lying down and #3 waiting at the back
17:50 lol #4 has got its beak up
and grabbing fish along with the older chicks
17:56 #4 remains in front and continues to get fish
18:03 #4 now had enough and now lying down
18:05 Maya is standing on the fish but all the chicks are lying down so the feed may well be over.
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In reply to MaryGK:
Maya, 5R and 33(11) have already left a legacy of returners, they certainly fall into the "Super Osprey's" category. 8 chicks over 2 seasons, is quite a feat.
18:19 Maya is feeding the chicks again!!
18:20 #4 is back for more!
18:22 Maya now walking away from the fish -
18:26 All chick resting - #4 appears to be snoozing off its fish
18:34 33 arrives and grabs the fish
chicks move up towards him and he starts feeding them
18:38 33 is getting a dab hand at this :-)
18:40 33 flies off with the fish leaving the chicks who appear to be picking the straw
18:42 chicks all settle down again and 33 returns. Can't see any fish in talon so he may have dropped it?
18:46 33 walks around the nest, staying for a moment before flying off
18:54 There is a fish piece at Maya's feet which the chicks spy and all move up to her.
The older chick starts to nibble at it:-)
19:09 Once more, Maya is feeding the chicks
and view from the bottom cam
19:12 she pauses - then restarts feeding them
FISH @ 19;14
33 arrives with a fish
33 starts to eat edge of nest - Maya is still feeding the chicks
19:16 33 feeds an older chick but Maya spies the fresh fish and makes a move for it
19:16 Maya takes the fish from 33
19:18 Maya starts to feed the fresh fish to the chicks
19:19 33 flies off and Maya continues feeding the chicks.
Must go for a bit - BFN
In reply to Karen:
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