Monthly Archives: April 2014
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
On a drizzly Friday morning the Nest 1 pair stuck pretty tight on the sole egg. The early excitement occurred when a pesky crow got too near the nest. YA was incubating when Mrs YA landed, looking around. The pair … Continue reading
Here is a link to a short video of some of the action after YA and Mrs YA’s first egg was laid.