CN2 – the persistent intruder over recent days – hasn’t been seen on Nest 2 since Thursday. 37 has been coming to the nest with plenty of fish for Y6. She tends to eat part of her meal on the nest then departs with the remains. Which can be sizeable – she had been eating from this specimen for over an hour.
During that meal she was visited by a well known intruder – UV. The video quality is poor but it is always good to see even a blurry UV! His shadow is visible bottom right after about 4 seconds, you can see him start to hover above the nest. Press HD for the best quality.
UV made his usual circuit of Kielder Forest yesterday and roosted in Wark Forest, which is to the south of the eastern part of Kielder Forest. He was back to Nest 2 fairly early today and found two fish on the nest. And nobody interested in them!
UV spent 18 unchallenged minutes on the nest.
He had a few bites of his prize, then flew off. Apologies again for the video quality.
UV’s data arrived early this afternoon. It showed he took his ‘catch’ to a block of timber some way from Nest 2 then, presumably, ate it as he was there some time.
Another image of him, so good to see him looking fit and well.
For the record…
Yesterday an unringed female landed on Nest 2.
She didn’t stay long.
Today Y7 from Nest 4 landed briefly not long before UV. He paid no attention to the fish!