17:50 095 continues to eat
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In reply to Karen:
18:08 Maya arrives and takes some innards
095 spies 096 flying by and starts flapping her wings
18:09 Maya eats some fish
18:11 096 arrives
096 takes off as 095 approaches
095 wing flaps
095 stands guard
and now warning - Maya continues to eat
18:17 Maya appears to have finished and cleans her beak
Maya then stands on the fish looking out - perhaps for 096
18:19 Maya then flies off with the fish
18:23 Maya returns with the fish
095 wing flapping
Maya keeping hold of the fish!
18:29 095 starts flapping her wings, warning
096 arrives and lands
095 has launched herself at him and 096 takes off
095 is off in pursuit leaving Maya with the fish
and she flies off again with it
18:37 095 had returned and was calling. Maya returns with the fish
once more, Maya holds on to it
I think Maya knows that if she gives it to 095 she will probably take off with it
Maya now having some more fish
Cannot help but feel for Maya and 096.
He wants fed and she wants him to come and get the fish - I just wish 095 would calm down.
LAM - if we didn't have your reports, I honestly would have been beside myself worrying about 096. 095 is very, very aggressive - she clearly does not like 096 nor want him anywhere near far less on the nest. Everything was fine on the 21st - both were eating on the nest. I was not about on the 22nd when 096 took off but it is since his return that the trouble has started. It is all credit to 33 who is doing his utmost to feed 096 on the perch also Maya who is looking out for him and I am wondering just now at her eating if she is trying to get the fish down in size that it can be transferred to 096 on the perch as you saw this happen with 33. It is not nice to watch but I cannot see her changing.
095 has been begging and Maya will not see her hungry but she wont let her have the fish so feeds her !!
095 looks up and a screech!! We know when 096 is near!
back to feeding her
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