Winter returned to Kielder on Sunday – here is the view towards Nest 1 from the ‘long shot’ camera shortly before noon.
It snowed solidly from about 10.00 until 13.00. This is why.
Many thanks to Paul for the image and explanation of what it shows:
Four weather fronts met over northern England on Sunday morning, forcing a wedge of cold Arctic air downwards and bringing a (temporary) return of winter conditions to Kielder.
Despite the worsening weather 37 delivered a fish to Mrs 37 on Nest 2 at 10.36.
Both ospreys flew off but Mrs 37 returned at about 11.00 and toughed it out.
When she eventually departed 37 came down and settled on the ‘warm spot’ she had vacated!
On Nest 1 Mrs YA inspected conditions but after a few minutes in the corner she left the nest .
YA seemed a bit surprised when he landed on the edge at 12.50.
At the same time over on Nest 2 37 and Mrs 37 had some exercise to keep warm!
In the afternoon there was sun at times and the snow gradually melted on both nests. Highlights included an impressive catch by YA.
Mrs YA wasn’t impressed when he flew off again as she approached!
But Mrs YA got her share later. A lovely late afternoon too, as you can see!