Yellow 37’s return yesterday – first to his own nest then seen on Nest 1 – was a great thrill. Not only was his arrival the earliest known at Kielder by any osprey, but he is the second male home in 2016 in all UK Projects. Well done 37!
As part of the NWT volunteer Training Day yesterday those volunteers who will be present on the Calvert Trust motor boat cruises this year went out late in the afternoon accompanied by some of the other volunteers. They saw an osprey hunting along the north shore then over Leaplish Bay – presumably 37! He didn’t appear on either his own nest or Nest 1, so ate in private.
Today he appeared on his nest – from the camera pole, a good perch! – at just after 11.00 with a half eaten fish.
In the middle of the day there was Corvid interest in the nest, 37 can’t have been around then!
But just after 17.00 he landed, again from the nestcam pole probably, and was on the nest for over 18 minutes. A bit of preening.
A check to make sure he has the right ring.
Then time for a nap.