More on the Nest 2 first egg

Yesterday afternoon Mrs 37 stood by or in the nest cup from soon after 14.00, sometimes dozing. At 15.45 she became more fidgety and backed into the nest cup, fiddling with bark at the side. She was still standing up. At 15.47 she gave a big shrug, but still didn’t crouch. At 15.50 she crouched and pushed; it must be near!

She lowered her rear, shuffled and chipped. She panted and pushed again over the next few minutes. Here is a video of the last few seconds before the egg emerged.

And here is an image of her raising herself from it, the first clear view for people watching live at Kielder Castle Café.

The egg is just visible (c) Forestry Commission England

The egg is just visible
(c) Forestry Commission England

37 came to the nest 4 times in the next hour, complete with fish, but Mrs 37 didn’t show him the egg.

The third time 37 has landed but not seen the egg (c) Forestry Commission England

The third time 37 has landed but not seen the egg
(c) Forestry Commission England

This morning he had several clear views of it, but didn’t incubate.

37 looks at the egg (c) Forestry Commission England

37 looks at the egg
(c) Forestry Commission England

No second egg yet on Nest 1; it should be today but last year there was well over 100 hours between eggs 1 and 2!

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2 Responses to More on the Nest 2 first egg

  1. Cirrus says:

    Wonderful wonderful news .. Those intense looks YA is giving his young

  2. Poor Mrs 37 – how would you like to be videoed while giving birth? :-)

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