The Nest 1 nestcam has been replaced so there is finally confirmation that there are chicks. To get the sad news out of the way, one chick who was probably the eldest had died recently. However the wonderful news is that there are two surviving chicks. They are markedly less well developed than the older Nest 2 threesome. Discussing with Kielder ornithologist it is likely that the survivors are chicks 2 and 3 and are about 12 and 10 days old.
Some video will be posted shortly but here are a couple of images. The ‘dark headed female’ as the new female was described in early posts is a very striking osprey.