The Nest 1A pair have been reunited for several days now.
When the nestcam started on 31 March the osprey on the nest looked like Mrs YA, but in fact she was a lookalike who flew when the real deal stormed in.
Mrs YA’s dark chest speckles continue well up her chin. This female is the closest match we’ve seen.
She isn’t the only osprey to cause some consternation. Another intruder, possibly the Nest 3 female, was escorted away by Mrs YA whilst YA kept his meal firmly grasped! Press HD for best quality on all videos.
Today was rather more settled on the nest and both ospreys brought sticks and scraped the nest cup.
There was some unusual behaviour when twice YA landed with a trout but flew off before an empty cropped Mrs YA could take it for her share. Normally he passes the fish over on demand. This is the second occasion.
YA redeemed himself a short while later and Mrs YA decided to eat the trout elsewhere.