A good day at the office!

The great guys from the Forestry Commission Radio Branch have got the ‘long view’ camera working again in the Nest 1 area AND have reduced the jerkiness of the stream from the Nest 2 camera. Three cheers and many thanks.

YA is incubating and is half hidden behind Mrs YA (c) Forestry Commission

YA is incubating and is half hidden behind Mrs YA
(c) Forestry Commission

The Nest 1 female was incubating when the live stream powered up on Friday. Around 11.30 YA brought a fish to the nest. The female flew off briefly then settled on the edge of the nest to eat. YA took over incubating. The ‘long view’ shot doesn’t allow a peek into the nest interior so we still don’t know how many eggs were laid. Both birds were following something quite high in the sky for a time, possibly a buzzard or crows, but didn’t behave in an alarmed manner. Zooming closer to the nest, the female on the edge has a noticeably brown chest and forehead, so she is almost certainly the dark headed female. She is now Mrs YA! YA did a reasonable stint on the eggs before handing back to her. Click on the top two images to enlarge them.

37 tugs a twig to it's allocated slot in his design! (c) Forestry Commission

37 tugs a twig to it’s allocated slot in his design!
(c) Forestry Commission

Over on Nest 2, 37 has remembered one of his jobs is to build up the nest. He brought quite a few sticks and pieces of bark in during Friday morning. Although the right hand side of the nest looks in greatest need of repair to a human, he concentrated on topping up the left hand edge. He had a go at removing the twig that sticks up near the camera, but it is firmly in place. It isn’t inconveniencing the ospreys as they fly onto the nest so is further away than the foreshortened camera image suggests. Annoying for nestcam viewers though!

Amy from Kielder Castle Cafe saved a great shot earlier in the week of a real pair of posers, who are now our header image!

Mr and Mrs 37 Posing for the Camera, 6th May 2013 (c) Foresty Commission

Mr and Mrs 37 posing for the camera, 6th May 2013 (c) Forestry Commission

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One Response to A good day at the office!

  1. Keith R says:

    Joanna – Thanks for the perseverence with Camera at Nest 1 and great to hear you have some viewing bck for your observations. Also thanks for your continued assurance again regarding Nest 2 – You know I worry about the lack of sticks and build up – just concerned if a bad storm comes again. I watched the Male at Manton Bay building a wind break over the past few days.

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