Category Archives: Nest 4

Third egg for Nest 4

This morning the third egg was expected on Nest 4. 69 incubated briefly a couple of times and Mrs 69 had to fend off an unringed intruder. Mrs 69 settled down again until at 11.05 she started to fidget and stood … Continue reading

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An egg for Nest 3 at last! And other news

The first egg for Nest 3 was laid sometime yesterday afternoon, 24 April. By then the pair had been together for 17 days. They had been mating since their reunion so why the arrival of the first egg is later … Continue reading

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Nest 4 second egg right on schedule

The incubating pair on Nest 4 had tucked their egg below the lip of the cup when streaming started today. 69 was incubating but Mrs 69 took over before 11.00. It wasn’t until around 12.55 that a second egg could … Continue reading

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First 2017 egg for Nest 4

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

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Life on Nests 2 and 4. And a wandering intruder

We’re gaining good insight into the behaviour of the Nest 4 pair courtesy of the newly installed Forestry Commission England nestcam. Most days 69 brings in two fish during streaming hours regardless of fishing conditions. Unusually he eats the head on the … Continue reading

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Finally, three eggs visible on Nest 1A. Just!

Gaining insight into what the nest cup on Nest 1A contains has been a tricky task but some of the obstructions  have been moved and partial views are possible. The first time frame by frame analysis of shuffles revealed three … Continue reading

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Life on the nests

After the thrill of Mrs YA laying the first egg of the season at Kielder on Monday there have been a couple of quiet days, not least because some strong winds have limited activity on the three nests without eggs. … Continue reading

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