An exciting day so far at Kielder! Viewers of the live cams at Kielder Castle Cafe saw an osprey land on Nest 1 shortly after noon. The close up camera showed it was Yellow 37 making a visit from Nest 2! He stayed a couple of minutes looking around before heading off. As you can see, the image is still not as good as the test but should clear when there is more heat. Click on the image to enlarge.
That was wonderful enough, having confirmation that one of our breeding birds was back. Then 35 minutes later an osprey landed on Nest 1 again! This time it was a female and she has been on and off the nest since. She is not ringed and her behaviour suggests she is the resident Nest 1 female. She has preened, stood on the nest edge and looked about, had a few shouts and engaged in some ‘nestoration’. Is this her arrival day? Possibly as this is the most action this year.
But with neither bird having their partner back yet (as far as is known) will there be a new romance, at least for a few days?!