Another pretty dozy day

It wasn’t quite as sunny at Kielder on Wednesday as the previous day and the wind had a chill edge, but it was still a mainly relaxing one for the ospreys.

On Nest 1 the pair were together on the nest for a time in the morning.

The Nest 1 pair together (c) Forestry Commission England

The Nest 1 pair together
(c) Forestry Commission England

At one point YA was mantling at an overhead threat, but it wasn’t possible to identify what species. In the afternoon the pair were mainly in trees around the nest area, although YA was down on the nest for a bit.

YA mantles before flying after something (c) Forestry Commission England

YA had mantled before flying after something
(c) Forestry Commission England

On Nest 2, Mrs 37 was on the nest in the morning and at around 09.30 and 10.30 was mantling at something overhead.

Mrs 37 unhappy at something overhead (c) Forestry Commission England

Mrs 37 unhappy at something overhead
(c) Forestry Commission England

An hour later she was happily eating a fish that 37 had dropped off for her. Having had enough she flew off, leaving the trout on the nest, and 37 landed. But he wasn’t interested in food. He inspected the cup, preened a bit, then lay in the cup just like a female. What a ‘new man’ he is, sharing the parenting experiences!

37 being a 'new man' in the deep cup (c) Forestry Commission England

37 being a ‘new man’ in the deep cup
(c) Forestry Commission England

The Nest 2 pair contentedly side by side (c) Forestry Commission England

The Nest 2 pair contentedly side by side, 37 napping again!
(c) Forestry Commission England

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