It’s a bit hot!

The weather at Kielder has continued to be sunny and hot – 24.5ºC at Leaplish Waterside Park this afternoon – and although the nest sites will have been cooler the chicks have still been seeking shade when they aren’t feeding or exploring.

A visit to Nest 3 today confirmed that the third egg is still intact. The two chicks looked well. Here is a video from 7 June mainly but also a short clip from 8 June. Many thanks to Paul for some technical wizardry on the 7 June footage.

N3 live fish video linkSince 8 June footage from Nest 3 has shown a lot of eating going on – especially considering there are only two short recording sessions a day. This is an image from this afternoon when the male was feeding the chicks.

The Nest 3 male plays his new man role (c) Forestry Commission England

The Nest 3 male plays his new man role
(c) Forestry Commission England

There’ll be a bit more about Nest 3 over the weekend.

On Nests 1 and 2 the chicks are also feeding well. There is a technical problem affecting the Nest 1 cameras at the moment so there is reduced daily coverage. But when we have a view this is a frequent sight.

Mrs YA has trouble shading the chicks (c) Forestry Commission England

Mrs YA has trouble shading the chicks
(c) Forestry Commission England

Mrs YA seems to have a bit of trouble with angles so her attempts to shelter the chicks aren’t always entirely successful.

Yesterday YA had a go at feeding a chick again. It took several attempts to succeed: last year he was into his stride earlier.

YA offers a morsel to Chick 2 (c) Forestry Commission England

YA offers a morsel to Chick 2
(c) Forestry Commission England

On Nest 2 the chicks are exploring the nest. This was yesterday morning.

Chick 1 looks towards new horizons (c) Forestry Commission England

Chick 1 looks towards new horizons. Chick 2 is still a bit full
(c) Forestry Commission England

Both chicks are being well fed but sometimes it must be hard for Mrs 37 to choose which open mouth to fill.

The chicks vie for the morsel (c) Forestry Commission England

The chicks vie for the morsel
(c) Forestry Commission England

Finally a reminder that Osprey Watch 2015 at Leaplish Waterside Park starts tomorrow. Watch out for a report from the team on here!

 

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2 Responses to It’s a bit hot!

  1. thehutts says:

    Love the footage from nest 3. It looks an idyllic spot for an osprey nest. Thank you Joanna for your hard work in bringing us all the imagery. Sally

    • joannadailey says:

      It is a great spot and the pair are a joy to watch, Sally. Well worth the time necessary to get up there etc!

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