Monthly Archives: April 2017

Double egg day at Kielder

This afternoon the Nest 3 female laid her second egg at 14.08. She’d been behind the nest cup a few minutes earlier when there was still just one egg. As on Nest 4 earlier today she had to see off … Continue reading

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Third egg for Nest 4

This morning the third egg was expected on Nest 4. 69 incubated briefly a couple of times and Mrs 69 had to fend off an unringed intruder. Mrs 69 settled down again until at 11.05 she started to fidget and stood … Continue reading

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An egg for Nest 3 at last! And other news

The first egg for Nest 3 was laid sometime yesterday afternoon, 24 April. By then the pair had been together for 17 days. They had been mating since their reunion so why the arrival of the first egg is later … Continue reading

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Nest 4 second egg right on schedule

The incubating pair on Nest 4 had tucked their egg below the lip of the cup when streaming started today. 69 was incubating but Mrs 69 took over before 11.00. It wasn’t until around 12.55 that a second egg could … Continue reading

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UV continues through Spain

Today’s data update about UV’s migration came at lunchtime. He’s travelling through Spain but not at pace – yesterday he covered just 227 km in around 8 hours of flying. Here’s his route. There’s a distinct change of direction late yesterday, so what … Continue reading

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More on UV’s first day in Spain

UV arrived in Spain shortly before 07.00 UTC. Recently he has been flying non-stop for 8 or more hours but he had a brief pause shortly before 10.00 at the Embalse de Guadalcacin. This is an important site for the … Continue reading

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Another egg for Nest 2

A third egg for Nest 2 was ‘due’ before nestcam streaming began today at 10.00. EB half stood to shuffle her eggs at 10.08 but obscured the view. But when 37 arrived to take over incubating at 10.47 he – … Continue reading

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