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!

A crow lands (c) Forestry Commission England

A crow lands
(c) Forestry Commission England

Back towards the precious egg (c) Forestry Commission England

Back towards the precious egg, but the crow gets the message
(c) Forestry Commission England

And as usual they mated!

One of several matings at handover (c) Forestry Commission England

One of several matings at handover
(c) Forestry Commission England

Mrs YA did a long stint in the rain and got very soggy looking.

A soggy female (c) Forestry Commission England

A soggy female
(c) Forestry Commission England

But she stood up and shook off the water, full beauty restored!

YA did the bulk of the afternoon shift. The shot below shows him curling his talons as he approaches the egg.

Talons curled (c) Forestry Commission England

Talons curled
(c) Forestry Commission England

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