Nest 1 Ringing

The chicks on Nest 1 have been ringed and a GSM/GPS tracker attached to the eldest chick.

As usual YA and Mrs YA circled the area calling to the chicks to play dead and they largely complied.

YA circling close to the nest area (c) Joanna Dailey

YA circling close to the nest area
(c) Joanna Dailey

Mrs YA was mainly further away (c) Forestry Commission England

Mrs YA was mainly further away
(c) Joanna Dailey

The largest chick, a female, was weighed (1780g) and measured first and BTO and Darvic rings attached. She sports Blue VY on her right leg.

Blue VY (c) Joanna Dailey

Blue VY
(c) Joanna Dailey

The younger chick was lighter at 1550g and is also female. She has Blue VP on her right leg.

Blue VP (c) Joanna Dailey

Blue VP
(c) Joanna Dailey

A GSM/GPS tracker was fitted to the eldest chick by Roy Dennis. Nest 1 is not in range of a mobile mast to receive the data so the first downloads will be after VY has fledged.

As the small team left the area YA and Mrs YA neared the nest to check on their chicks.

YA can see his chicks returning to the nest (c) Joanna Dailey

YA can see his chicks returning to the nest
(c) Joanna Dailey

Unfortunately the nestcam hasn’t streamed for the last couple of days so we aren’t able to monitor progress closely.

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6 Responses to Nest 1 Ringing

  1. Jillian says:

    Congratulations-2 girls. Looking forward to following eldest on her migration along with the 2 from Loch Lowes yesterday rung.

  2. Karen Elizabeth says:

    Girl power! :D Looking forward to following the progress of VY later on.

  3. superb pictures. Is the ringing earlier than usual?

  4. joannadailey says:

    Ringing dates are within a window and vary slightly from year to year, Viv. This year eggs were laid much earlier than previously at Kielder so ringing is also earlier than previous years.

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