Monthly Archives: May 2013

Disappointing news for humans, but the ospreys won’t mind!

Despite valiant efforts by the Forestry Commission Radio Branch to resolve issues with some of the kit providing the link from Nest 2 to Kielder Castle Cafe and the Boat Inn at Leaplish, all the problems will not be fixed … Continue reading

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Osprey Watch Report: 27 May 2013 – and indoor OW!

As the Watch was setting up it was raining, and continued to do so until mid afternoon. Visibility was almost zero with just the faint outline of the nest visible at times. No sign of anything moving and no sign … Continue reading

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Osprey Watch Report: 26 May 2013

New volunteers, Martin and David, were well and truly “blooded “ today with over 160 visitors – and no working screens inside or outside the Boat Inn and limited views from the scopes! (Note: the link to the nestcam on … Continue reading

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Osprey Watch Report: 25 May 2013

The first Osprey Watch of the season started with a huge splash, literally! Not an hour had gone on a lovely sunny day when an osprey plunged into the water about 400m from the view point and caught a very … Continue reading

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Hail and farewell!

Wednesday at Kielder was pleasant with sunny periods, although a coolish breeze persisted; it was back to some heavy hail showers and strong winds on Thursday. On the osprey nests the females have been doing the bulk of the incubation. … Continue reading

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Osprey Watch 2013

Osprey Watch 2013 will start at Leaplish on Saturday 25 May and run until the osprey chicks from Nest 1 fledge, which if all goes well will be late August. It will run from 11.00 to 16.30 at weekends and … Continue reading

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Down under!

Ospreys are present on every continent except Antarctica. In Australia they are non-migratory and tend to be found in coastal areas, wetlands and offshore islands. One such island with a small population is Rottnest Island, a reserve 11 miles off … Continue reading

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What a difference a day makes!

Saturday was very wet at Kielder – this video clip gives a little bit of a feel for the weather. The ospreys would have found fishing tricky because the water becomes muddier and the fish tend to be well beneath … Continue reading

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Incubation and hatching – more science!

The very wet and not very warm weather on Saturday meant the ospreys stayed tight on their eggs. Typically in the UK males take a turn for no more than about 35% of daylight hours and the females are usually … Continue reading

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A quiet day

After recent windy, cold and ‘damp’ weather Thursday turned out to be pleasant for the Kielder ospreys. Both nests had frequent changes in incubator, particularly Nest 2 during the morning. 37 certainly seems to like to do his fair share … Continue reading

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