News about a couple of Kielder males

Although UV had a day off visiting Kielder on Wednesday he was back on Thursday and displayed his usual close interest in Nest 2. Inspection of footage didn’t find even a distant dot but comparing his data with the nestcam showed his impact late in the day.

On Thursday EB spent more time on the nest than any of the juveniles but the nest was empty most of the day. In late afternoon EB, who had been preening, started mantling as an intruder approached – from the times that bird was UV.

EB mantles as UV approaches (c) Forestry Commission England

EB mantles as UV approaches
(c) Forestry Commission England

By early evening there were less frequent fixes showing UV’s position. But he was in the Nest 2 area when EB decided action to escort an intruder away was required and she took off. UV left Kielder Forest a little later.

EB about to fly after an intruder, probably UV (c) Forestry Commission England

EB about to fly after an intruder, probably UV
(c) Forestry Commission England

The other ‘Kielder’ male is 2011 Nest 1 hatch Blue 39/Bracken, who has been seen at Derwent Reservoir several times recently. Gary Nicholson has sent these great photos of Blue 39, taken this morning. Eventually he left with his sizeable catch to eat elsewhere, but gulls not crows or herons were the final straw! Many thanks to Gary for the information and permission to share his photos.

(c) Gary Nicholson

(c) Gary Nicholson

(c) Gary Nicholson

(c) Gary Nicholson

(c) Gary Nicholson

(c) Gary Nicholson

(c) Gary Nicholson

(c) Gary Nicholson

 

 

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3 Responses to News about a couple of Kielder males

  1. thehutts says:

    Fantastic shots from Derwent Reservoir – thanks from me to Gary too. As some know, 39 is special to me as I held him when he was ringed back in 2011. Sally

  2. JW4926 says:

    What fabulous pics Gary – thank you …… and what a special moment Sally …… now seriously envious :-) Interesting times ahead it would seem for UV ……

  3. Cirrus says:

    Wonderful photos !Great to see 39 who is new to me. And what will UV do next year?

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