Monthly Archives: April 2016

Hello again, Blue YU!

Thankfully the weather is improving at Kielder. On Nest 2 White EB bore the brunt of the snow on Friday. She didn’t leave the eggs even though 37 landed just after 16.00 yesterday ready to relieve her. But half an hour … Continue reading

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Bits and bobs

First, here is a link to a video of White EB laying the third egg yesterday morning at 09.54.The third egg can just be seen by White EB’s foot if you pause the video. Within a couple of hours the … Continue reading

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Third egg for new partnership 37 and EB

When the nestcam stream began at 09.30 37 was on the nest beside EB. If he was waiting to take a turn incubating he was out of luck as EB remained tight on the eggs. At about 09.45 she started … Continue reading

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Roller coaster travel

The previous blog about UV pointed out we’d be lucky to get data for a few days given a desert crossing seemed to be imminent. So it was a surprise to receive an email last night – had he gone back to … Continue reading

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Mainly White EB

White EB has been the main incubator today with only a short stint by 37 this morning. Yesterday he incubated every few hours. The lack of change over has limited opportunities to see the second egg and latterly both eggs have … Continue reading

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Egg 2 for Nest 2

The average time between eggs 1 and 2 is around 70 hours so we expected to see a fairly newly laid egg when streaming began today. Doubtless the bitter wind and snow showers contributed to White EB staying tight on … Continue reading

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UV is up and away!

April had been very quiet for UV until 22 April. He had focused almost exclusively on the northern part of the Langue de Barbarie and favourite areas nearby – such as the tip of the mainland – with an occasional outing to the … Continue reading

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Three eggs confirmed for Nest 3

On 21 April it wasn’t possible to see how many eggs the Nest 3 female was turning because of a wall of moss. Yesterday’s downloaded footage didn’t help although there is a bit more to be transferred. Today three eggs … Continue reading

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First Kielder egg for White EB

When the nestcam stream began today White EB was lying in the nest cup. She’s done that before occasionally but not much yesterday. Was it significant? Yes, when she stood up there was an egg! An intruder has been around … Continue reading

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How many eggs on Nest 3? And intruders abound

Downloaded footage from Nest 3 revealed that in the late afternoon on 19 April there were still only two eggs. By late morning on 20 April a wall of moss was hiding the nest cup from view. Yesterday morning there … Continue reading

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