Second attempt. This got stuck when I was trying to post
LOL I do find it a trifle difficult at times to be able to make a judgement. I need a zoom control and slo-mo!
A spot of excitement earlier times at the foot of the snip
An intruder was around, I think. Mistle was restless
and started to intruder call and mantle
Axel came down and mated
but no soon had Axel departed when an unringed male landed on her back
He intruder went to the campost and Mistle shouted at him. He left.
A caveat - I can't see a ring, so assume it wasn't Axel, and why would she really see him off like that if it were
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In reply to patily:
CATCHUP bits 'n pieces
Early morning, Mistle brought a good stick:
She's well able to tackle substantial ones:
Male intruder - did Axel fly in to see what was going on? I've done my eyes in, it's up to you:
Today's mating ratings after 06:00 - bonus FAB FISH on the end.
If anyone can be bothered, they could calculate the score, making sure I've got all the ticks and crosses correct. It's addled me putting the ticks 'n crosses on, I shall revert to thumbs up 'n down next time.
In reply to scylla:
Gosh what a herculean effort scylla. I felt a bit of a voyeur at the end. I agree with your assessment although I wondered whether number one was a bullseye?? I've not watched enough matings on other nests this season to see if they foozle them as often but Mistle and Axel are newbies so perhaps we should forgive them
In reply to Korky:
Korky said:Mistle and Axel are newbies so perhaps we should forgive them
Mistle is generally co-operative and receptive, it seems to be Axel who can't repeat the good times, he gets too excited and disorganised... reminds me of someone who has no right to criticise
I intend to put the thread on a monthly basis and had better do it soon, given the probably impending seize-up, but can't do it for a while.
New thread for May 2021
In reply to Catlady:
Lynn L said:I had a search Sheila and there was the Dead Tree, Skinny Dead Tree, Love Tree, Fish Tree and maybe more. Someone had posted a chart at one time showing where they were in relation to the nest but I can't find it!
Funny, I also just searched and found your post, Catlady! There was also a Not Fish tree, creating more confusion. I was also looking for the map, but not successful so far.
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