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Stay Home Stay Safe- Kielder Ospreys March 2020.

In support of the national effort to combat Covid-19, Forestry England and Northumbrian Water took the unprecedented decision to close all recreational facilities at Kielder Water & Forest Park on Monday 23rd March. It is imperative that government rules and advice are heeded, and people should NOT visit Kielder Water & Forest Park for exercise or to view wildlife or any other inessential reason.

Forestry England’s key message supporting NHS is;
Help stop the spread of coronavirus.
Stay home, stay safe – please do not come to our forests.


2019 was the 11th successive year of Ospreys breeding in Kielder Forest. During that time, the population has grown from 1 to 6 breeding pairs, with other birds in the area each summer
. In 2019, 2014 male Blue UV built a nest – the first Kielder hatched osprey to establish a territory in the Forest. He didn’t attract a female, but will 2020 be his year?

On the right hand side of the home page there are links to posts about most nests, and also migration. By clicking on the relevant icon, you’ll see all the information about the subject for this year, plus many archived posts.

If you wish to scroll through all posts, click on “Blog” in the top menu bar.

The search tool should enable you to find posts mentioning specific subjects eg entering “Blue 35”  will bring up posts mentioning her.

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