There’s been a fair amount of activity today with both Blue 44 and his dad flying around and an intruder female being seen off by the male (well sort of he did his usual dive bombing then playing on the thermals). Our chick seems in no hurry to migrate or become fully independent but given that up until yesterday his dad was still bringing him three or four big fish a day that’s hardly surprising. Why do it yourself when it’s being handed to you? Today however he’s only been given one fish, despite repeated calling to his father so we may be seeing our male beginning his migration preparation as he reduces how much fish he brings in.
Talking of fish deliveries I’ve had a special request for an update fish chart, so here it is bang up to date with today’s lunchtime Perch. I’ve changed the format from a pie chart to a column chart to make it easier to read.
We also received this fantastic picture of Blue 44 in flight which we had to share with you and thanks to Peter Beveridge for letting us use it
Our staff migration continues and today we said goodbye to Ben Bassant, one of our residential ranger volunteers. Ben was a great member of the team who can never resist posing for a photo…