Despite high winds and some rain, YA has got his act together and is making up for lost mating time on Nest 1!
The pair have been on and off the nest throughout the day, and a number of mating attempts have been observed. Some distinctly more successful than others. It is possible that YA and the Nest 1 female mated as soon as he returned last Sunday, but 37 on Nest 2 would appear to have the edge for first egg.
The wild weather has disrupted the link to Nest 2, but both nests seem to be on full steam ahead now. At other nests in the UK, Glaslyn (where both 37 and YA were born) was the first to have a pair back on 24 March and their first egg appeared on 6 April. About seven days from successful mating would be very early for a possible egg, but it is more likely that the first egg at Kielder will be laid sometime around next weekend.