Earlier today one of the chicks was testing out its wings and had a good practice at flapping. Its sibling sat to one side, perhaps thinking, like most of us, it looked like far too much effort on such a warm & humid day! You can still see the tail end of a trout in the nest which 5R bought in first thing this morning.
The Manton Bay nest seems to have been in it’s own micro climate today, as the heavens opened above the centre the nest remained perfectly dry and unaffected by the mini deluge.
AW’s old mate has been intruding in the bay again this afternoon. She came down and actually landed on the nest before 5R chased her off. Obviously happy that she has left them in peace 5R has just bought in another fish for tea.