The long haul of incubation!

Before summarising today, a short video of Mrs YA preparing for what would lie ahead. I’m sure most of us have had a moment like this!

Both YA and Mrs YA incubated the egg today. When the nestcam stream started Mrs YA was on the edge with the egg in solitary splendour nestling in some moss in the cup. YA came onto the nest and he did a spell of incubation.

YA incubating around 09.30 (c) Forestry Commission England

YA gets ready to incubate around 09.30
(c) Forestry Commission England

Mrs YA was back on duty before 10.00. YA went off to find another stick. When he returned Mrs YA stood up and YA took advantage!

YA and Mrs YA mate (c) Forestry Commission England

YA and Mrs YA mate
(c) Forestry Commission England

The morning was mainly calm with just one intruder incident. The other bird wasn’t seen.
Mrs YA flattened herself on the egg as YA saw the intruder off.

Chasing after that intruder! (c) Forestry Commission England

Chasing after that intruder!
(c) Forestry Commission England

YA had another stint of incubating after he brought a live trout to the nest; Mrs YA was off with it like a flash!

YA brings in a live trout to Mrs YA's delight (c) Forestry Commission England

YA brings in a live trout to Mrs YA’s delight
(c) Forestry Commission England

YA stayed valiantly tight over the egg when in danger of a smack from the trout during Mrs YA’s return.

YA has a near miss! (c) Forestry Commission England

YA has a near miss!
(c) Forestry Commission England

The pair will be incubating for roughly 37 days. Here is a link to the video of Mrs YA laying her first egg.

At the time of writing (15.30) there is no egg yet on Nest 2.

 

 

 

 

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