At 09.55 this morning Mrs YA who hasn’t been seen since early on 7 August landed on her nest as if it was a couple of hours later.
She was closely followed by YA and their behaviour took us back to courtship in March -although Mrs YA was rather more submissive than YA.
The conditions over the weekend were very good for migration so quite why Mrs YA didn’t leave is a mystery. She seems in good condition and was soon requesting a fish.
YA flew off soon afterwards. Y1 landed but Mrs YA didn’t stay on the nest long after his arrival.
This would have been a very early departure for Mrs YA who migrated in the last week of August both of the last two years. Her chicks fledged early this year so she may leave soon but hopefully we’ll see some more of her over the next couple of weeks.