The weather at Kielder over the last couple of days has been quite windy with some strong gusts and also showery, although less today than yesterday. Not really the weather for the fledglings to do a lot of exploring and most absences have been fairly short.
On Nest 1 Blue UV, the only male on Nests 1 and 2, has been quite adventurous and was the main ‘flapper’ seen by the Osprey Watch team yesterday.
Both other fledglings have taken flights. But neither of the ospreys with GSM trackers had been within range of a mobile phone mast by yesterday evening, so they haven’t been far.
On Nest 2 the data for Blue 7H shows she has spent a fair amount of time on the original nest, just down the fell from the new platform which is her home. This was to be expected because it is the nearest tree to the nest site.
She still isn’t the best at working out where to land!
The siblings were OK despite those talons landing on them.
When 37 brought a fish in yesterday evening Blue 9H grabbed it almost before his feet touched down.
You can see one of 37’s tail feathers is quite frayed. Blue 9H wasn’t alone on the nest for long. But that fish was hers!
After the best part of an hour of Blue 9H feeding herself Blue 7H lost patience and snatched the fish. Obviously Blue 9H was full, because she didn’t resist.
Interestingly, Mrs 37 came down with the remains of another catch when Blue 7H had finished the trout and she fed Blue 8H, who had eaten nothing. Which is very unusual for her!