As reported yesterday Blue AS6 – the new female breeding with White SS at Tweed Valley Osprey Project‘s televised nest – landed on Nest 1A.
She was only on the nest a moment – this is the event. If you look well beyond the nest you can pick out YA in a favourite tree, his white chest gleaming. He flies to the right just before AS6 appears. Press HD for best quality.
She may still have been at Kielder shortly after 17.00.
The Project Officer at Tweed Valley has told us that AS6 was still at her nest shortly before noon so her visit to Kielder was a Sunday afternoon jaunt. She is present at her nest with SS today.
Today there were 7 intrusion incidents on Nest 1A in a couple of hours, but in them all the intruder was too far away to identify. The juveniles, especially Y1, are stout defenders of their nest!
The nearest the intruder(s) came was at 09.45.
Soon after midday an osprey flew close to the nest but the juveniles’ behviour indicated it was YA.
We have no audio so the different vocalisations can’t be distinguished. You can see the juveniles shouted but there was no mantling behaviour – their usual reaction now when they see a parent arriving – and the calls would have sounded different to those directed at an intruder.
The youngsters are ever hopeful of more food. When Mrs YA landed with some moss she had a frosty welcome from Y2.
Finally, yet another intruder!