A couple of examples of this feisty (and probably hungry) behaviour: first Vim getting his tail severely pulled, very close to the edge:
Sorry about the horrible pictures …..feelthy children!
It was a monumental food-fight, too, when afternoon tea was delivered!
No one is going to be leaving tonight with the big meals being delivered!! They might end up being like my brother and never leaving home!! haa haa
The longer the better chance of a good straight flight. Prey was probably a white pigeon, but couldn’t see the legs. Got a nice shot of Vim standing up for himself and pinching part of the prey from his sister.
I also got some nice photos of the trio on the ledge just now (from the outside), with Mum on the tower, rather cross with me. I’ll put them up tomorrow if I can find my SD card viewer.
I’ve also brought in my ladder and placed it under a favourite roost tree (in case of the need for retrieval).
Video’s 2 from Cilla, youtu.be/BkQ7oKyCo3o
14:48 Prey 1, youtu.be/OpFZSncMGW0
Cilla, I seriously doubt the need for retrieval now, unless juvie is injured. Vim is fully ready. By Sonday this box will probly be empty.
I wouldnt want to clean it – its so disgusting!
17:24 Prey 2, youtu.be/jUMCam_2_AI
My heart almost stopped just now! Thought one of those sisters had pushed Vim off the ledge. It’s looking very crowded there…
7:01 Vim almost gone, youtu.be/z73Du9wYMDE
By retrieval, I just mean in case they land somewhere unsafe, as does happen occasionally.
5:15 Diamond leaves, youtu.be/I5xZGdJM-tk
No WAY! I’ve been glued to the screen since 5.30 this morning. I turned my head for literally 2 minutes to respond to an email and when I looked back it looked like 2 eyasses were peering over the edge and the third was nowhere to be seen. Aaaaargh! One of the sisters? 2 on ledge, and Nest cam looks empty. Tell me it isn’t so!!!
It seems that the first one fledged. Between 11:08:15 and 11:08:27, just between 2 recording-sessions, so I don’t have the video. But Cilla has. 😀
Gee, what timing!
11:08 Before first one fledges, youtu.be/U1aUiy5EXJw
Well…. here’s hoping she flew straight and true and landed safely.