Nestoration and more

Over the last couple of days the ospreys on Nests 1A and 2 have been diligent in their work on their nests.

37 has the two pronged approach
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Mrs YA brings two clumps of moss
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The nest cups are getting quite deep.

EB supervises 37
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will eggs be visible?
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On Nest 1A YA is building up the front, reducing even further the chances of spotting eggs via the nestcam! Press HD for best quality.

Last year was the first time EB had bred at Kielder. She and 37 had three chicks who all fledged successfully. Eggs were a welcome sight as she mostly rebuffed 37’s attempts to mate. She is behaving similarly this year.

EB isn’t keen
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But when she does start to raise her tail often 37 isn’t in the right position.

will there ever be eggs?
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Elsewhere the Nest 3 male was probably not back by yesterday afternoon nor were either of the Nest 4 pair by the end of nestcam streaming today. Although 37 and EB took advantage of their absence to spend a few minutes there yesterday.

checking out another nest
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6 Responses to Nestoration and more

  1. Jo says:

    I’m fascinated by the fact that they all know there are other nests at Kielder Joanna …… but there appears very little trouble once couples are settled in …….

    • Jo says:

      or are there polygamous relationships of which we might be unaware through the nestcams … but seen in monitoring?

    • joannadailey says:

      You are right, Jo, once the breeding pairs return to a semi-colonial area life is smooth. Usually. Although the Kielder nests are several miles apart the breeding pairs are very aware of what happens around the whole area.

      Re polygamy, Dyfi and Glaslyn last year showed what often happens but in the US there are successful polygamous relationships

      • Jo says:

        Yeah – aware of the happenings at Dyfi and Glaslyn .. and this year too at Dyfi but has it ever been seen at Kielder with four successful nests present?

  2. joannadailey says:

    At Kielder in early season before all the adults are back there have been brief relationships between Ospreys from different nests (and with intruding Ospreys) but they have always ceased when the usual partner has returned.

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