A quiet day on Nest 2

No nestcam coverage on Nest 2 since just before eggs were laid – it returned yesterday so all eyes were watching today for interesting action to video. So what happened? Nothing much! All the excitement was on Nest 1 when an intruding osprey flew very low over the nest. Here is a video of that event.

Nevertheless it is a joy to see the Nest 2 pair again. They are using their old nest tree to feed on and to roost. Almost every time they land on the new nest it is from that direction. As the nestcam is pointing from that way too it means we are getting a lot of back views!

Soon after 13.00 Mrs 37 returned to incubate with a sizeable stick. It swept across the top of the eggs a couple of times before being safely deposited on the side of the nest. Phew!

Mrs 37 sweeps the stick across the eggs (c) Forestry Commission England

Mrs 37 sweeps the stick across the eggs
(c) Forestry Commission England

A bit later 37 came in and possibly a small piece of fish was passed to Mrs 37, hard to tell.

Is it a bit of fish? Mrs 37 went off with it! (c) Forestry Commission England

Is it a bit of fish? Mrs 37 went off with it!
(c) Forestry Commission England

37 then did a stint on the eggs and hasn’t lost his ‘stick fiddle’ habit from previous years, a typical osprey behaviour.

37 moves that irritating stick (c) Forestry Commission England

37 moves that irritating stick
(c) Forestry Commission England

Another image of 37, a great parent.

Settling down for his turn (c) Forestry Commission England

Settling down for his turn
(c) Forestry Commission England

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3 Responses to A quiet day on Nest 2

  1. thehutts says:

    Great video. After leaving Kielder Castle on Saturday, our Rutland Osprey volunteer visitors and I went down to Kielder dam. At 6.10pm an osprey was seen flying towards the dam. He/she flew along behind the dam and circled back and away over the Whickhope anchorage and away into the distance. 5 or 10 minutes later an osprey was seen flying from the north over the north shore and again flew away over the Whickhope anchorage. It was windy on the reservoir and maybe he/she was looking for calmer water for fishing. The watchers had to tear themselves away as we had a table booked at 6.30 in The Pheasant in Stannersburn for dinner. Sally

  2. I’m not surprised at the stick fiddling habit – it must be very boring incubating. I bet he wishes he had a good book!

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