First the plug; there will be two brief films by Mike Dilger on BBC1’s The One Show on 1 and 2 September, featuring Roy Dennis and the Basque Country Osprey Reintroduction Project. A ‘must watch’ event!
The Kielder juveniles on Nest 1 are still around the nest area most of the time and Mrs YA is also present. Sometimes she brings a part eaten fish to the nest although often it is one she had removed earlier after the young had eaten courtesy of a YA delivery!
In 2013 Mrs YA did not seem to stay at Kielder for as long after fledging, although the permanent recording facility wasn’t available so we can’t be certain.
With a good forecast for migrating birds later next week we are unlikely to have the privilege of seeing the whole family for much longer. Although they haven’t all been seen on the nest at the same time for a while.
On Nest 2 37 and the young were still present on Friday, but a streaming problem over the weekend means there is currently no coverage. Last Wednesday 37 brought quite a large whole fish to the nest and was squashed in the resulting scramble for possession between Blue 8H and Blue 9H.
Poor 37 has also suffered more nipped toes and ankles.
The Nest 2 juveniles have been miserable at times, either waiting for 37 to bring more food or else in the rain. Or both, as on Friday!