LOCH OF THE LOWES - MAY 2022

  • In reply to Glider:

    Glider said:
    Aw what a shame, it was a decent fish too, poor Laddie - he should’ve eaten it al!! NC0’s stomach must be rumbling now!

    Morning Glider,
    Yes, such a shame but at least she had supper yesterday evening. NC0 didn't appear to have her talons fully into the fish after she took it from Laddie this morning.

  • 11:04 There's an intruder around. Laddie to the nest, chipping/mantling

    Laddie chipping

    No threat seen and Laddie flew off after his 5 minute stay

    ©SWT/LotL

  • In reply to Sandra :

    12:20 At present, Laddie is on the nest with NC0 - she is fish calling and he doesn't appear to be listening! lol

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  • In reply to Sandra :

    12:24 NC0 went off for a break. Laddie had been on the nest for 10 minutes at this point

    Laddie went straight to the eggs. Perhaps that was his plan after all! 

    ©SWT/LotL

  • In reply to Sandra :

    12:45 NC0 returned to the nest, the second time since leaving (the first time she brought in a twiggy stick). Chipping and alarm calling from Laddie

    Laddie chipping

    Both scanning the sky

    More chipping from Laddie

    NC0 lay low next to him as he began to rise from the eggs

    She settled on the eggs, Laddie stood to the side

    More chipping from Laddie

    He made a contact call to NC0 then flew from the nest at 12:53ish

    ©SWT/LotL

  • In reply to Sandra :

    I love the umbrella shot of Laddie leaving the nest. It shows his wing span cover the nest from tip to tip with NC0 ducking underneath.

    Perhaps one of the 3 recent intruders is still in the area or maybe another one altogether!
  • In reply to Glider:

    Lol, Glider! Maybe Laddie could protect NC0 like that on rainy days!

    Another set of alarm calls/chipping at 13:50, this time from NC0

    She was quiet but on alert

    Laddie came to the nest

    NC0 chipping

    Laddie chipping

    Nc0 chipping/alarm calling

    Laddie flew off

    ©SWT/LotL

  • In reply to Sandra :

    13:54 NC0 was still 'upset' just after Laddie had flown

    More chipping

    She stood up

    Flapped her wings, more out of giving them a stretch rather than at an intruder

    Back to the eggs

    ©SWT/LotL

  • In reply to Sandra :

    Both on alert/looking skyward at 14:59

    Laddie chipping

    Off he went again

    15:07 He came back to the nest

    Both clearly not happy and scanned the sky

    NC0 began to fish call

    He headed off

    ©SWT/LotL