Third egg for Nest 1 early today! Probably

Mrs YA was incubating when streaming started at Kielder Castle Café today. She dozed in the warm sun. At 09.13 she stood up to shuffle her eggs… surely a third egg could be seen! A number of replays confirmed that an egg had been laid. The time is unknown – it could have been yesterday evening although this morning fits slightly better with average intervals between second and third eggs. Here is a video of the first sight via the nestcam. Honestly! YA landed with a stick at 09.16 and stayed to incubate for a few minutes when Mrs YA left. One egg is harder to spot as it is half hidden by moss so an arrow points it out.

YA heads for the three eggs (c) Forestry Commission England

YA heads for the three eggs
(c) Forestry Commission England

Mrs YA did the bulk of the incubation during the morning, dozing in the sun during an intruder free few hours. Finally, a ‘pose’ for the camera!

The pair pose! (c) Forestry Commission England

The pair pose!
(c) Forestry Commission England

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