The boy is back!

We hadn’t seen Blue 2H, the first Kielder born osprey to return to his natal area, since 2 May. Young ospreys will roam around looking for their own territory so it was always possible he had moved on. Maybe he did, but if so he has returned!

Yesterday he landed on Nest 1 no less than FIVE times much to Mrs YA’s chagrin. Here is the first time.

Blue 2H shows off his ring (c) Forestry Commission England

Blue 2H shows off his ring
(c) Forestry Commission England

He can shut out extraneous noise; he looked about him as Mrs YA told him to leave.

Blue 2H admires the view (c) Forestry Commission England

Blue 2H admires the view
(c) Forestry Commission England

Mrs YA had to leave her eggs and jump towards Blue 2H to force him off the nest.

Mrs YA takes more forceful eviction measures (c) Forestry Commission England

Mrs YA takes more forceful eviction measures
(c) Forestry Commission England

But Blue 2H returned and landed four more times. Video highlights are here.

YA was away fishing throughout these events. It was a windy day so catching a meal would not be easy. When he returned with a whole trout an intruder was around again. If it was Blue 2H he was wise enough not to try to perch on the nest with both resident ospreys present.

YA lands to help defend the nest from more landings (c) Forestry Commission England

YA lands to help defend the nest from more landings
(c) Forestry Commission England

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One Response to The boy is back!

  1. Mike says:

    What amazing scenes and superb quality.Thank you jaydee for the detailed explanation as well.

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