On Monday the update on Nest 2 described Y6 receiving two fish from 37. In late afternoon 37 delivered supper. Press HD for best quality.
Yesterday 37 arrived with a headless trout at 09.42. He stayed over 30 minutes, looking around and half dozing on the hottest day of the year at Kielder.
Had Y6 gone? Yet again, the answer was ‘no’ as shortly before 11.00 she flew in to claim the slightly smaller trout 37 had just brought back to the nest.
Y6 ate on the nest in contrast to her recent behaviour of taking her meal away.
During the twelve hours of nestcam streaming that was the only fish delivered although Y6 spent quite a bit of time on the nest looking hopeful. This image was just before she flew for the last time that day.
Today 37 arrived with a large whole trout but only stayed a couple of minutes before flying.
By 18.00 today the nest had remained empty. Probably both ospreys left today but we’ll wait a day or so before confirmation.
Meanwhile, in the SW of England UV is still ‘messing about on the river’ which in his case is the Severn. He could begin his migration again tomorrow, but should he? Here is the forecast from Paul:-
After a few days of localised thunderstorms in the north of England, and winds changing almost minute-by-minute in the south, the picture for Thursday is a little clearer. Winds will be from the north after 06:00 UTC, giving some prospects for birds to cross the channel on a broader front. However, their next problem after that is a stubborn area of low-pressure, currently north Biscay but drifting south-east towards N Spain and the Gironde by the same time. Wind speeds around this system are forecast at +60 kph so it’s no time for migrating ospreys to attempt the western over-sea route, unless they are feeling very bold indeed.
Time will tell.