A couple of visitors for Nest 1A, and news of the adult females

Today is the driest of late in Kielder Forest  – which isn’t to say there aren’t showers! – and it has brought a couple of visitors to Nest 1A.

First to land on an empty nest was Freya, the 2 year old bonding with Samson at Border Ospreys.

Freya lands
(c) Forestry Commission England

Regular readers will remember she has been to Kielder a couple of times this season. She was food soliciting at Border Ospreys on Monday, and was there last night. But she seems to enjoy her day trips!

Freya had to contend with an occupied nest when she first landed on Nest 1A a few weeks ago. Today, she had a look around the area and at the nest. Press HD for best quality on all clips.

Freya stood preening on the nest for about 40 minutes before leaving, then landing again a couple of times. But she wasn’t being disturbed by a resident.

a striking pair of 2 year olds
(c) Forestry Commission England

Blue PX5 is a 2 year old male ringed on a nest at Forestry Commission Scotland land in the Solway area. He visited Nest 1A briefly in mid July.

Freya stayed on the nest until 12.01, when she must have seen Broomlee approaching. She flew around the area for a couple of minutes as he defended the nest, then attempted to land.

Soon afterwards, YA arrived with a large rainbow trout, one reason for Freya being able to stay on the nest for over an hour. Mrs YA wasn’t seen yesterday, nor so far today, so she has probably left the area. A couple of years ago she came back after a few days, but we may not see her again this year.

was this Mrs YA’s last 2018 meal from YA?
(c) Forestry Commission England

The lens is clearing all the time on Nest 4, and Mrs 69 was still here yesterday. She hasn’t been on camera yet today.

Mrs 69 arrives with lunch
(c) Forestry Commission England

EB is still on Nest 2 today.

EB still feeds Bamburgh occasionally
(c) Forestry Commission England

Nest 3 will be checked tomorrow, weather permitting.

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4 Responses to A couple of visitors for Nest 1A, and news of the adult females

  1. Mike Simmonds says:

    Thank you Jaydee.

  2. Viv McCabe says:

    thankyou for continuing to share with those of us who have to watch from screens !! its really appreciated

  3. Jo says:

    Fly safe and true Mrs YA ….. thanks for a super season …. Thank you Joanna …

  4. Cirrus says:

    Very safe journey Mrs YA and to you 69 and EE whenever it is you decide the season is over for you. What a lovely pair of youngsters PX5 and Freya are – little sweeties.

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