Fiddlesticks

YA had a busy morning at Kielder. When the nestcam stream began he was on the nest and had brought a small clump of dead grass in at some point earlier. He was ‘chipping’ and looking around but soon flew up to a favourite tree. It was hard to see him through thin mist but the skies cleared and he flew off. The next sighting was on his brother’s nest several miles away! He stayed there about 10 minutes.

In previous years 37 has returned first and has been seen on YA’s nest whilst waiting for (or looking for!) a mate. This is the first time we have recorded YA on another nest. He fiddled with sticks whilst there!

YA tidies NEst 2 for his brother 37 (c) Forestry Commission England

YA tidies Nest 2 for his brother 37
(c) Forestry Commission England

Later in the morning he brought in some moss to his own nest.

10.47, YA in with moss (c) Forestry Commission England

10.47, YA in with moss
(c) Forestry Commission England

Then some mixed sizes of branches and twigs.

A long branch for the nest edge (c) Forestry Commission England

A long branch for the nest edge
(c) Forestry Commission England

Another stickgets shifted (c) Forestry Commission England

Another stick gets shifted
(c) Forestry Commission England

YA had a busy time moving the furniture to and fro. Here is a video of typical effort.

He was absent from both cameras for an hour or so and when he flew past the ‘long shot’ one a fish was visible beneath him. He went to a tree rather than the nest and stayed there for over three hours until the streaming stopped.

No sign of any other returners to Kielder today, despite calm if mainly overcast weather.

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3 Responses to Fiddlesticks

  1. Cirrus says:

    Truly a wonderous creature – so beautiful. But his nest really does not need building up on that side :)

  2. Joyce Rawlings says:

    Funny he visited his brothers nest!! Lots of sighting today over the South – so fingers crossed!!

  3. Cirrus says:

    Yes, fingers crossed. All our loved ones back safely

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