First 2017 egg for Nest 4

Mrs 69 laid her first egg of 2017 yesterday afternoon at 16.17.

a good view of the egg
(c) Forestry Commission England

This video shows the moments before and just after the event. Press HD for best quality.

Mrs 69 was standing or lying in the nest cup on and off from around 14.30. 69 wasn’t very supportive.

69 interrupts proceedings
(c) Forestry Commission England

There were still no eggs for the Nest 3 pair at the time Mrs 69 laid.

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2 Responses to First 2017 egg for Nest 4

  1. Richard Wagner says:


    Been enjoying the posts about the ospreys recent adventures, really interesting.
    Is there anyway I can find out a best place to spot the Ospreys while out and about in Kielder?
    I know you wouldn’t probably share the specific nest locations, but is there a good area to spot them flying or hunting?
    I am a keen photographer, and would be happy to share any shots I get with the Kielder/Osprey fans.


    • joannadailey says:

      Hi Rich, thanks for your comments.

      Hunting is often seen at the dam end and between there and Leaplish Bay from either shore. Near the weir that separates Bakethin from the rest of the reservoir is worth a go too. If you get any photos you’d like to share we’d love to see them.

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