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.
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.
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.
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.