Plenty of action on Nest 1

Nest 2 was strangely quiet today with no sign of 37. Yesterday he was present for only around 20 minutes late morning when he did some scraping to form a nest cup for eggs.

A bit of legwork (c) Forestry Commission England

A bit of legwork
(c) Forestry Commission England

He is usually back first at Nest 2 and calls in every now and then, but not today. It wasn’t as wet as yesterday but there were blustery showers and strong winds plus a temperature at lakeside level of 6°C much of the time which may have influenced his behaviour.

On Nest 1 YA and Mrs YA set about re-organising their nest and doing what is necessary for egg production! Late yesterday YA brought a fish for Mrs YA to cement their bond.

Today he was still quite submissive when she appeared on the nest but they spent much of the day together. Sometimes YA was on the camera pole or in a tree behind the nest.

YA lands on the nestcam pole (c) Forestry Commission England

YA lands on the nestcam pole
(c) Forestry Commission England

Many thanks to Radio and Electronics Branch for the new optical zoom ‘long shot’ camera as well as the new Nest 2 nestcam.

The pair brought in moss or clods of earth and YA with a long stick made a less than elegant landing!

Apologies for the occasional freezing in the videos, hopefully the problem can be resolved.

YA tried to mate with Mrs YA on seven occasions during over six hours of nestcam streaming. Some were possibly successful attempts.

Potentially successful (c) Forestry Commission England

Potentially successful
(c) Forestry Commission England

We’re delighted that YA and Mrs YA have returned safely from their wintering grounds and are busy preparing for their breeding season. They are a handsome couple, no bias there!

YA poses (c) Forestry Commission England

YA poses
(c) Forestry Commission England

Not to be outdone! (c) Forestry Commission England

Not to be outdone!
(c) Forestry Commission England

 

 

This entry was posted in Osprey updates, UK and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to Plenty of action on Nest 1

  1. Rosie Shields says:

    There’s nothing like a crack on the back of the head with a newly arrived stick to cement a bond!!

  2. vivien Finn says:

    A new twist on pole dancing, Joanna. lol The more I see photos of Mrs YA I can’t help but see a resemblance to Mrs G. It’s that look and all those lovely brown chest feathers. She’s a beauty.

  3. Cirrus says:

    Very nice stick YA and a handsome pose

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s