Category Archives: Nest 1A

Happy birthday to YA!

Incubation is continuing to be a peaceful event, with only a brief appearance by a crow on the Nest 1A perch to disturb matters there for a few seconds early today. Also today, YA is 11 years old. No day … Continue reading

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Nests and UV round up

The breeding ospreys have enjoyed the prolonged spell of good weather –  a sharp contrast to the wet incubation period in 2017. Moss, sticks and bark have been added to all the nests. Views of eggs come and go, depending … Continue reading

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Peace and no peace

A small amount of rain has fallen in the last week at Kielder, but most days have seen plenty of sunshine. There’s been much dozing on all the nests. The ospreys have been busy, too, bringing in sticks and moss. … Continue reading

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Pinpoint landing!

At 13.15, another line was written in the history of Kielder Ospreys in the 10th year of breeding. After a pinpoint landing on his incubating mother, 2016 offspring Y1 proved he is bold, with four landings on the nest. YA … Continue reading

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Y1 reaches England

2016 Nest 1A male Blue Y1 was photographed at Portland Bird Observatory this morning. Regular readers may remember Y1 was at Urdaibai Bird Center on 26 April, so he has a staging post somewhere between there and the UK. Many … Continue reading

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UV roaming

It’s a week yesterday since UV arrived back in the area he frequented most in 2017. On 27 April, he toured from roughly the eastern edge of that range to the western side, covering 170 km. He was following rivers … Continue reading

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Nest 1A: egg 3 for YA and Mrs YA

It is rare to get a glimpse of even the top of an egg in the very deep cup on Nest 1A, but mainly from her behaviour, we know Mrs YA laid her third egg of the season at 10.33. … Continue reading

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Egg 2 for Nest 1A

Despite the depth of the nest cup, the behaviour of Mrs YA indicates her second egg was laid at 13.23 today. YA had been incubating when Mrs YA decided to nudge him off. After about 15 minutes, she stood up, … Continue reading

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An egg for 37 and EB

Another ‘overnight’ egg was first seen this morning – Nest 2 this time. All three of the nests streamed to Kielder Castle Café now have eggs. Nest 3 will be visited tomorrow, but with a late pairing the first egg … Continue reading

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Short update on Nests 1A, 2 and 4

Although there must be an egg on Nest 1A, frustratingly (for viewers) it has remained hidden by the edge of the deep cup. YA had a spell incubating lasting around 3 hours this morning. He needed a break eventually, but … Continue reading

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