Coincidence – but what a fantastic one!

The last blog reported the appearance of 2013 Perthshire born Blue YS on Nest 1 on Saturday. Here is another image of him.

Blue YS (c) Forestry Commission England

Blue YS
(c) Forestry Commission England

Just two days later his sister landed on the same nest.

Blue YU lands (c) Forestry Commission England

Blue YU lands
(c) Forestry Commission England

Blue YU (c) Forestry Commission England

Blue YU
(c) Forestry Commission England

The siblings are from a nest near Murthly. Blue YU was seen in Montgomeryshire last August.

Kielder Water is a large expanse of water relatively central to the migration route for many Scottish ospreys. Each year we see an increase in the number of migrants taking a look at a nest site. Nevertheless for at least two of three siblings to survive to three years old is well above average in itself and to see both within 2 days of each other in exactly the same spot in their journey north  is truly exceptional.

 

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6 Responses to Coincidence – but what a fantastic one!

  1. Gayle M W says:

    Overwhelmed and so delighted for you Joanna, we will make it to Kielder as soon as we can.

    • joannadailey says:

      It is a coincidence but such a special feeling! Distant views via scope, Gayle, but it was wonderful to see both ospreys on the nestcam.

  2. Mike Simmonds says:

    Great news Joanna.

  3. JW4926 says:

    What a lovely surprise for you ……. how wonderful these birds are ……… you must’ve felt pretty special when you saw these two ………..

  4. Cirrus says:

    How wonderfu, just wonderful you must be over the moon with gladness.

  5. danhairy says:

    Reblogged this on Kielder 4×4 Safari and commented:
    News on the Kielder Ospreys

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