Another very wet day at Kielder. Let’s hope it improves before eggs hatch. Mrs YA was the star today, incubating for over 5 hours in the poor conditions. YA did pop in at just after 11.00 when it wasn’t more than drizzle but after some companionable moments he flew off.
Later it really poured but Mrs YA managed to snooze despite it all!
She didn’t turn the eggs very often, unsurprising in the conditions, but they all seem fine.
Regular readers will know that YA and the Nest 2 male, 37, are both Glaslyn born. On BBC Breakfast today there was a very informative clip showing the great work the Glaslyn volunteers do protecting the nest, background on why that is necessary, and some footage of YA and 37’s parents. Watch here if you missed it. And YA looked at the Kielder nestcam today as if to say “I’m just as handsome as my Dad”! He is, but he has a way to go to match both his parents’ track record as successful breeding ospreys.