Monthly Archives: July 2011

Bouncy Baby

Saturday was sunny and hot. When the watch was set up the chick was sitting high on the nest and the parents were in two nearby trees. At least four fish were delivered during the day but otherwise the chick … Continue reading

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Lazy morning for the chick

It was a very busy morning at the Wednesday osprey watch, at least 68 visitors.  The weather overcast initially, but lovely later although the price was heat haze, on the astronomical telescope especially. At the start the female and male … Continue reading

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Osprey ringing

A short amateur video of the ringing of the chick from the original nest can be seen by clicking here.  The new nest was filmed by the BBC for the local news but the original nest was a little more … Continue reading

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Telescopes on the move

Sunday was a glorious day weather-wise, although heat haze made the visibility of the nest difficult at times. Better than rain mist! The female was off the nest for the first few hours either in a tree or on the … Continue reading

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Three fish delivered

The weather was warm and sunny on Saturday with a breeze to keep the midges away! We did not see the male much but assume he was looking for a sheltered area to fish as the water was rather choppy. … Continue reading

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Ringing the Kielder osprey chicks

Yesterday’s ringing of the young from the two nests proved to be a very successful operation if slightly hampered by a proliferation of Kielder’s other famous inhabitant – the midge.  The sheltered damp forest rides can be a good place … Continue reading

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Three chicks

Today was the day that the osprey chicks were ringed.  While we knew that the original nest only had one chick the other nest remained a mystery until this morning.  It turned out that there were two healthy youngsters in … Continue reading

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