A little bird visited this morning, best visible right of Vera at 07.36.39. Have had ID offers from wheatear to greenfinch to skylark, any more? Personally, I know it's not a sparrow or a robin, that's about it for my knowledge!
12.21, all chicks are on the nest when Louis delivers a fish. As you might expect there is a scramble. JJ8 has the fish, now let's see her eat a good portion of it. Ian
Left to right, JJ8 (with fish), JJ6 & JJ7
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13.24, JJ6 has a serious attempt at taking the fish but JJ8 holds on. JJ7 also tries (but fails) an opportunistic grab at the same time. Ian
EDIT - JJ7 & JJ6 both left the nest at the same time, JJ7 is now back watching JJ8 eat.
In reply to Ian S:
13.57, JJ7 (on the left) steals the fish from JJ8. He must only have taken a bit of it as they are both now eating. On looking back, maybe JJ8 found another scrap of fish lying on the edge of the nest. Ian
15.51, JJ6 & JJ8 are on the nest as Louis delivers a headless (but decent) fish. JJ6 gets the fish. JJ8 has made at least one attempt to steal the fish that JJ6 was able to repel. Ian
JJ6 (nearest the camera) being much more determined to get the fish
JJ6 asserting his "authority" over JJ8 which paradoxically invited the failed attempt by JJ8 to take the fish. Ian
If that is JJ8 at the back she must be asleep She looked up once briefly, otherwise has been as still as a statue. JJ7 shouting off screen
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