Monthly Archives: April 2014

Will there be another egg for YA and his mate?

On Wednesday it was a bit misty in the morning, but the weather turned increasingly wet during the afternoon. There were several changes of incubator during the morning. YA just avoided an unintentional swipe by his mate during one. There was … Continue reading

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Peaceful day at Kielder

After the egg-citement late in the afternoon on Monday, Tuesday was more humdrum. Mrs YA spent the greater amount of time on the eggs. YA flew down from a tree just before 10.30 when she mantled over the eggs; no … Continue reading

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More on the second egg

After the second egg was laid it started to rain and Mrs YA was tight on them. She wasn’t off the eggs for a good view until about 16.45. The second egg is paler but has a distinctive dark ‘U’ … Continue reading

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YES!! At long last, second egg for Nest 1

After a gruelling wait (for humans, anyway) Mrs YA produced her second egg at 16.02 today. Then it started to rain, so she is tight on the eggs now.    

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No second egg at Kielder Nest 1 yet!

Sunday morning was pretty wet on Nest 1 as the ospreys took turns incubating the single egg. A crow tried to tempt Mrs YA off the egg, and she nearly fell for the distraction trick before back pedalling! And as … Continue reading

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A bit of a surprise

There is an egg for 37 and his mate, laid on 25 April, or very early today (their favourite date!); the pair were sharing incubation duty by mid morning. Why don’t we know the date? 37 and his mate have … Continue reading

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Weekend event at Kielder Castle

This weekend is the ‘Welcome home to the Ospreys’ event at Kielder Castle.  We have published the summary video of the 2013 highlights for Nest 1 today. There are also experts available at the Castle to answer your queries and … Continue reading

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