Ice watches Petruchio leave the nest in a hurry while on the left Wynd continues to feed herself
VIDEO of the feeding and the father’s exit at http://youtu.be/zDk6YbIH1XY
there is a SLIDE show of the photographed sequence at http://youtu.be/fkGr5Vf1Hx4
I heard Kate’s angry scream as I stepped from my truck and I grabbed my camera and ran for the bluff.
Kate was being bounced by the gusty wind as if she were a wee chickadee and she was angry.
I didn’t stop to put the camera on the tripod – I just photographed Kate’s struggle.
Kate finally made it to the nest only to be met by Wynd on the left and Ice on the right.
Both of whom end up under her and Kate drops the fish and bails out to the left.
Wynd is to the left. Petruchio is in the middle, feeding Wynd.
Ice is to the far right – and his expression tells you just how hungry he is
VIDEO is at http://youtu.be/zHB7_OYLtbY
Kate is bringing in a small fish
both chicks want it – that is Ice to the far left of the nest
now look just in front of Kate’s right talon – that is Wynd’s gaping beak
she got the fish and has learned in the past couple of days how to feed herself
this means Ice has to wait and see if she leaves any scraps
the yellow tinge to the photo is due to a wave of pine pollen