Monthly Archives: August 2012

Who caught these?

The two juveniles on Nest 2 were both on the nest on Monday afternoon eating fish. The female 1H (on the left in the photo) has what seems to be the remains of one, whereas her brother 2H is clinging … Continue reading

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Treats from and for all

Those Ospreywatch volunteers who could make it had a great time at Kielder Water on Thurday, thanks not just to the Kielder Partnership generosity but also the ospreys. The volunteers were given a ride on the last Osprey ferry trip of … Continue reading

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Steady progress for the young ospreys

Juvenile ospreys should be getting confidence in their flying skills and literally ‘testing the water’ in advance of learning to catch fish. The youngsters from the two nests at Kielder have not been observed down by the reservoir yet, but it … Continue reading

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All the family still around

There was little wind to ruffle the water at Kielder yesterday, so setting up a fieldscope to try and spot an osprey fishing seemed a good plan. And sure enough, after not too long, an osprey glided past before curving … Continue reading

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Unwanted visitors

Nest 1 had some unwelcome visitors this morning – two crows, who spent quite a bit of time there. Their undisturbed presence almost certainly means the male osprey was not in the area. The nest is his territory and the … Continue reading

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Still close to home

The youngsters at the two nests are still using their birthplaces for feeding and, occasionally, sitting. Nest 1 is empty more of the time than Nest 2; with just the one (and the earlier) fledging this is to be expected. … Continue reading

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Feeding time

The young fledglings at both nests continue to make progress, but still don’t seem to be venturing far. On Nest 1 yesterday there was no action until about 13:00. There were heavy showers, so  probably the family would be sheltering … Continue reading

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