Nest 1A update

The last post on Nest 1A ended with a bit of a cliffhanger as Y3 had fledged but not returned to the nest about 90 minutes later. In fact it was almost twice that length of time before she landed on the nest.

Y3 returns! (c) Forestry Commission England

Y3 returns!
(c) Forestry Commission England

During her absence ospreys could be seen flying around but not near enough the nestcam to identify. Mrs YA had taken off with a fish – possibly to try and encourage Y3 back to the nest.

Mrs YA flies off in the direction Y3 was last seen to head towards (c) Forestry Commission England

Mrs YA flies off in the direction Y3 was last seen heading 
(c) Forestry Commission England

YA also flew in that direction a few minutes later.

Here is a video of Y3 before, during and after her fledge.

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Since then she has stayed mainly on the nest, especially yesterday in the foul weather. Today she has been zipping about more.

YA leaving for more flight practise! (c) Forestry Commission England

Y3 leaving for more flight practise!
(c) Forestry Commission England

Her brothers have been on and off the nest many times.

Y1 leaves... (c) Forestry Commission England

Y1 leaves…
(c) Forestry Commission England

... Y2 lands (c) Forestry Commission England

… Y2 lands
(c) Forestry Commission England

The fourth juvenile – and the eldest – Y0 has not been seen since she fledged sometime before the nestcam stream began on 15 July. The area surrounding the nest site has been searched without success. From distant observation she was not seen in the immediate nest area. The adults are flying off with a fish sometimes so could be feeding her off the nest but that would be unusual. Y0 may have needed a couple of days to pluck up the nerve to fly back to the nest but time is passing. We hope she will return safely.

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8 Responses to Nest 1A update

  1. JW4926 says:

    Thanks for this update Joanna …. whilst unusual, it could be that she’s so near yet so far ….. just thinking of the recent Estonian sea eagles’ problems after the storms there. I too hope she’s back safely and soon …..

  2. Rosie Shields says:

    Oh, fingers crossed Joanna xx. The fact that the parents are taking food away from the nest might well be a good sign. Thinking of you all there.

  3. Starling says:

    Thank you Joanna, keeping fingers crossed, but I am worried as I’m sure you all are.

  4. vivien Finn says:

    I’m very much hoping for good news for you, Joanna. Fingers crossed that she will return safe and sound.

  5. lewis wilde says:

    We here at Bassenthwaite, had a chick last year which had a failed first flight and she landed in a stream!! We retrieved the bird, checked its health and placed it in a nearby tree near the nest.

    6 days later the bird appeared back in the nest. The adults had been feeding it away from the nest.

    So it is maybe possible. Good luck.

  6. Pat Gilson says:

    Is there any news on Y0, its been a while now and people are keen to hear if there is any news. Pat Gilson

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