The weather today at Kielder was blissfully warm and sunny, such a contrast to a couple of days of heavy rain and a chill in the air. A well deserved reward for the ospreys and they made the most of it! In the last couple of days the males have caught fish despite poor fishing conditions and the females (mainly, YA keeps trying) have managed to feed their chicks between showers. But today was gorge-ous indeed! The males went into fishing overdrive, with two almost whole fish and a small but live brown trout on Nest 1 at one point, and two large fish on Nest 2. The females fed the chicks until they toppled over. They stood off them quite often in the sunshine, but shaded them in the hottest part of the day too.
Here are some Nest 1 highlights. And a link to a video of feeding yesterday.
And Nest 2, with a comical moment.