Cracking news from Kielder!

Great news on the hatching front! All three of YA and Mrs YA’s eggs have hatched on Nest 1A. The first was on 19 May followed by one on each of the next two days. There will be nestcam streaming soon but no images as yet.

At Nest 3 the first hatch occurred today. Probably! At 19.30 yesterday three eggs were visible. During the earliest recording this morning (05.30) the female didn’t move from the ?eggs but by soon after 10.00 a chick was out of the shell and that ‘evidence’ had been removed.

Shortly after the male arrived with a trout.

10.16 a first meal for the chick? (c) Forestry Commission England

10.16 a first meal for the chick?
(c) Forestry Commission England

The recording ceased soon after but the chick would probably have eaten. This afternoon it was tucking in to some leftovers of that trout.

14.13 a mouthful of fish for chick 1 (c) Forestry Commission England

14.13 a mouthful of fish for chick 1
(c) Forestry Commission England

As you can see the male was an interested observer! Here is a clip of part of the feeding.

A longer video will be available tomorrow. There could be another hatch by then, but for now this is the Nest 3 family.

Family portrait (c) Forestry Commission England

Family portrait
(c) Forestry Commission England

Overseas news – UV has decided to tarry a few days or longer in Aragon before heading north. The next migration ‘weather window’ is unlikely to be before Thursday.

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5 Responses to Cracking news from Kielder!

  1. Cirrus says:

    Wonderful news – so pleased the weather looked dry. Ospreys so seem to like really exposed nests.

    • joannadailey says:

      It has been largely dry, Cirrus. Nest 1A has a fantastic panoramic aspect. Crows used to be a bother at the old nest and with the Lake District losing at least one chick today that certainty that no potential predator is near is so valuable.

  2. vivien Finn says:

    Thank you for all the updates, Joanna. Great news on all the hatchings. :)

  3. JW4926 says:

    Fabulous news!! Congratulations – busy times – and so good to know that UV is still safe. Thank you Joanna.

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