In recent days 09(98) has continued to pester 03 and his mate at Site B. His intrusions have continued to be incredibly aggressive – often knocking the female off the nest. You get a sense of the aggression in John Wright’s photos below which show 09 dive-bombing the nest. The female is understandably very wary of the intruding male; hunkering down in the nest whenever he appears. All we can hope is that 09 manages to attract a female in time to breed.
On this occasion 03 was present and after several minutes of dive-bombing he took control of the situation and chased 09 off.