Over two days in late May a couple of Scottish ospreys visited Kielder Water and Forest Park. The first inspected Nest 1 thoroughly on 20 May. At that point YA had two young hatchlings and he didn’t appear to discourage her interest.
Blue AK1 was ringed in July 2013 near Loch Eye in Easter Ross. We haven’t seen her since then although she tidied the nest so perhaps thought about staying a bit longer.
The next day an intruding osprey arrived on Nest 2.
The fleeting view suggested a male. Blue AL3 is a 2014 hatch from a nest near Tain in Easter Ross. Here is a video of the intrusion.
Interestingly Blue AL3 has been seen at Ogston Reservoir in Derbyshire over recent days, so another roaming osprey well short of the natal area. Here are some photos taken today by Chris Wood, Rutland Osprey Project volunteer and osprey hunter UK and West Africa.