A couple of weeks ago both Ospreys were around, the male on a river navigation pole with a fish that had been partially eaten and he seemed to have finished with it. The female was issuing begging calls but it became obvious without an eyrie how was he to transfer the fish? she tried to join him on the pole top which has a man cage for light maintenance and not enough room for two long winged Ospreys. She landed he took off and with the fish did a high circling flight over the woods on the other side of the river, what was that all about? looking for an unmated female at another eyrie? I don't know. He came back towards the female landed on a log revealed by the ebbing tide and started to eat from his fish. She meantime had landed on a sand bank where a food transfer could have occurred but didn't, she was continuously begging and being ignored. Meanwhile a young grey heron landed within metres of the male and he was vocalising at the heron but I could not hear the calls, nor did I see the outcome as I had to leave. This week the male was on the navigation pole without a fish and I was there for 3 hours and no sign of the female and in the man cage on the navigation pole was a frustration pile of sticks. But it's too late now they are locked into a behavioural system till migration beckons. In my Devon lodging a Robin was nesting, I could see it taking in food and latterly faecal sacks coming out, two young robins were around later and the point of this is observation was absolute sibling rivalry, they couldn't stand each other in the same feeding space, so aggressive. The house martins are on my friends house where human traffic is common and they are not so high up. The swallow wanted his (longer tail so a male) picture taken and I took several over exposing till he went from a black shadow swallow to a  swallow with colours. This same house with swallows, martins and swifts has a pond and as well as sporting a nesting goldcrest has, as witnessed by my friend, cooperative feeding by sparrows on newly hatched dragon flies. It goes like this, dragon fly hatches just gets into flight over ground when a sparrow missile knocks it to the lawn and the other sparrows pounce and eat. If you know a blackbird's song you can hear it, looking at the picture. All pics are taken with my Canon SX 50 which like all modern cameras are totally techy brilliant.

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