YA is home. And he has company!

When the nestcam streaming began this morning at 09.35 a Scottish osprey, Blue HV, was sitting on Nest 1. She has intruded at Kielder before.

At 09.50 familiar legs came into view.

YA arriving with a fish for Blue HV (c) Forestry Commission England

YA arriving with a fish for Blue HV
(c) Forestry Commission England

The gift was accepted and whilst Blue HV was eating YA got straight down to a bit of nest cup scraping.

YA starts on the nest cup (c) Forestry Commission England

YA starts on the nest cup
(c) Forestry Commission England

The head of the trout was missing and YA looked well fed when he turned around.

YA posing (c) Forestry Commission England

YA posing
(c) Forestry Commission England

At the time of writing (11.30) YA is sitting in a tree behind the nest and Blue HV is still eating.

This is the earliest arrival for YA, a feature at many nests this year.

37 is still waiting for company on his nest. It is wonderful to have ‘the Welsh boys’ back at Kielder.

 

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9 Responses to YA is home. And he has company!

  1. Mary GK says:

    Wonderful news Joanna, I bet there are many smiling faces in Kielder this morning :-)

  2. Mary GK says:

    It is all buzzing in the Osprey world Joanna. :-) Cannot keep up at times. Extra cakes at lunch time today to celebrate :-)

  3. Mary GK says:

    For all at Kielder I mean, the Castle does some nice cakes doesn’t it :-)

  4. Sandra B says:

    This is great news. YA no messing again this year with fishing nets. Welcome back YA :)

  5. Keith Rogers says:

    Hi Joanna – This is great news. I do believe White YA is used to gifting fish to female ospreys. I understand he regularly nipped across to Nest 2 last season to present fish to the resident female before 37 came home. Well he keeps his options open as ospreys should do. HV is now six year old and first followed her then ringed as a him at Aberfoyle in 2010 at the second followed nest. Hope Mrs YA is earlier than last seasons 9 April or else this may be interesting.

  6. vivien Finn says:

    Oh my goodness, YA is really keeping his options open. Lovely to see him safely back again Joanna. So is Blue HV definitely a female then? I hope Mrs YA arrives soon, interesting times lie ahead at Kielder.

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