The engineers were working hard today to connect the cafe at Kielder Castle to the live nest cameras, and also to allow staff to record from Nest 1. Consequently the cameras weren’t available for most of what was a pretty damp morning, although not cold or windy. When Nest 1 came live at just after 1pm, it was good to see the female stand up and reveal the three chicks. She then flew off, leaving the three to watch her circling, and for the eldest one, already slightly bigger, to give the newest arrival an odd tap. This is normal behaviour, establishing the pecking order! All three looked fine. Mum was soon back and they tucked up under her again.
Incubation continues on Nest 2, with all three eggs seen when the female changed position.