LOCH OF THE LOWES - JULY 2021

  • In reply to Sandra :

    LR2 is on the nest at present, occasionally fish calling

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  • In reply to Sandra :

    Only 2 other fish deliveries as far as I can tell.

    LR2 didn't eat until around 13:25 when Laddie brought one to the nest. LR2 had been on (and off) the nest quite a lot waiting for a meal

    13:50

    He was still tucking in when LR1 came to the nest at 14:00

    He walked away from the fish soon after allowing LR1 to take over

    I didn't hear anything untoward but both shot off the nest at the same time, just after 14:05. LR1 (left) took the fish with her

    16:10ish A headless fish from NC0 (she was on the birch with it) - LR1 was on the nest waiting. She took the fish from NC0 and then flew off with it

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  • In reply to Sandra :

    17:55 A very quick headless fish delivery from Laddie. He alarm called and flew off the nest after LR2 had taken it from him

    17:59 LR1 joined LR2 on the nest

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  • In reply to Sandra :

    19:24 Lots of exciting calls, especially from LR1 (centre of nest), but were disappointed when Laddie flew in with a stick and not a fish as they'd been expecting

    Laddie left in haste

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  • Frightened for his life! Lol

     

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  • In reply to Sandra :

    20:23 Fish delivery from Laddie which LR1 claimed

    LR2 was having none of that and went for a successful steal

    He'd swallowed the fish tail 10 minutes after Laddie's delivery

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  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    WendyBartter said:
    Frightened for his life! Lol

    Lol! The way LR2 (at the back of the nest) jumped at him, I don't blame him, Wendy!

  • In reply to Sandra :

    21:03 A 'live' fish from Laddie. LR1 managed to grab it before LR2

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  • In reply to Sandra :

    21:12 LR2 having a doze while LR1 eats her supper

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  • In reply to Sandra :

    21:21 LR1 and LR2 were on the nest, Laddie flew close as if he was bringing in a fish but went over to the birch where NC0 was already on her branch

    He landed

    A little while after that, both he and NC0 made their way back over towards the nest

    He flew straight past the left side of the nest, NC0 landed on the perch

    NC0 took off and landed on her branch on the birch, LR1 left the nest shortly after her mum and went to the far left of the birch, out of view

    No fish was delivered and a waiting LR2 finally flew off the nest at 21:37ish

    21:43 LR1 made a brief appearance on the perch...

    ...before heading to the birch area and landing in a tree to the left of it (marked with a purple dot)

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