The fishing machine

Since the eggs hatched a few days ago, we have all watched in amazement as the chicks are noticeably getting bigger everyday. But why are we not surprised? After catching one early this morning 5R has continued to bring an endless supply of fish to the nest and even caught three just this afternoon. After closing the Visitor Centre I sat down in front of the screen to write this post, looked up, and there was 5R with ANOTHER fish! The female took it and fed the chicks for a few minutes but it was obvious that they were still full from the last one. After seeing the abandoned roach in the nest, 5R soon took it to the nearby perch and enjoyed a well deserved meal.