Snoozing in the sun and other things

The females at Kielder have done most of the incubating today, snoozing in very warm sunshine. The males spent rather more time on the eggs over the weekend.

37 incubates as the female lands (c) Forestry Commission England

37 incubates as the female lands
(c) Forestry Commission England

On Saturday there was another Nest 1 intrusion; YA was incubating at the time and Mrs YA landed to help, fish in talon. The intruder wasn’t caught on camera.

Mrs YA lands with her meal during an anxious time  (c) Forestry Commission England

Mrs YA lands with her meal during an anxious time
(c) Forestry Commission England

Mrs YA eats on the nest just after the intruder incident (c) Forestry Commission England

Mrs YA eats on the nest just after the intruder incident
(c) Forestry Commission England

Over the weekend quite a few twigs and branches were brought to the new platform that is Nest 2. Both adults fetched the adornments. The eggs came perilously close to getting a whack several times but the ospreys know what they are doing.

37 watches a stick wafting round (c) Forestry Commission England

37 watches a stick wafting round
(c) Forestry Commission England

37 arranges his stick (c) Forestry Commission England

37 arranges his stick
(c) Forestry Commission England

Today Mrs 37 did a lot of food begging from about 16.00, as on Friday, but she wasn’t relieved from incubation so she could eat before the streaming stopped. However over on Nest 1, after about 30 minutes of eating on a nearby tree, YA brought a good size trout for Mrs YA, who took one bite and went off to dine elsewhere.

Mrs YA flies off with the catch of the day (c) Forestry Commission England

Mrs YA flies off with the catch of the day
(c) Forestry Commission England

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