Fish of the day

Later in the season – when hopefully he’ll have hungry chicks to feed – 5R will need to catch up to five fish every day. At present though, with only he and his mate to provide for, life is a little more straightforward. Over the past week or two 5R has usually caught one or two fish each day. Trout is his most commmon catch but he’s also brought Roach, Perch and Pike back to the nest since he arrived on 19th March. Here’s a video we recorded yesterday shortly after he’d landed on the nest with the remains of a Trout. As usual, the female then took it off to one of her favourite perches to eat.