More intrusions at Nest 2 including UV

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.

Y6 flies with 'leftovers' (c) Forestry Commission England

Y6 flies with ‘leftovers’
(c) Forestry Commission England

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!

Manna from heaven! (c) Forestry Commission England

Manna from heaven!
(c) Forestry Commission England

UV spent 18 unchallenged minutes on the nest.

UV has chosen the slightly smaller fish (c) Forestry Commission England

UV has chosen the slightly smaller fish
(c) Forestry Commission England

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.

Have I made the right choice? (c) Forestry Commission England

Have I made the right choice?
(c) Forestry Commission England

For the record…

Yesterday an unringed female landed on Nest 2.

An unringed female lands (c) Forestry Commisison England

An unringed female lands
(c) Forestry Commisison England

She didn’t stay long.

Today Y7 from Nest 4 landed briefly not long before UV. He paid no attention to the fish!

Y7 zooms in! (c) Forestry Commission England

Y7 zooms in!
(c) Forestry Commission England

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3 Responses to More intrusions at Nest 2 including UV

  1. Cirrus says:

    Wow, a very fortunate UV . Pity youngsters can’t learn to take a breakfast fish with them when they finally migrate just to help them on their way.

  2. JW4926 says:

    Good to see UV again before the long journey starts…. he is looking spectacular ….. and the unringed female is very good-looking ….. very striking underwing markings …..
    Yes – agreed – Cirrus …… a packed lunch wouldn’t go amiss, I’m sure, for some of the juveniles :-)

  3. Ann says:

    Thanks for the blog, JD. Now that he’s found a magic nest which provides free fish he will probably visit most days before he migrates! So good of Uncle 37 to supply him with lunch!

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