Monthly Archives: August 2013

Pesky crows, pesky parent!

Friday was windy and, by the afternoon, wet at Kielder. However there was still some action in the Nest 1 area. A family of two young crows and one adult decided to mount a takeover bid at the nest on … Continue reading

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More Mrs YA presence, more eating by Blue 6H!

On Thursday Blue 6H was on the nest with the remains of a fish when the camera stream came on; shortly after the nest was bare but an osprey was eating in a tree nearby. But was it Blue 6H, … Continue reading

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Mrs YA is still around! And Blue 6H does a spot of weightlifting.

Amy from Kielder Castle Cafe has captured some great images over the last couple of days. This post will summarise Wednesday’s highlights but watch out for another about Thursday later on. Wednesday was fairly uneventful until the afternoon. An osprey … Continue reading

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Final Osprey Watch Report of the season: 26 August 2013

Our last day of Osprey Watch could not have been better – lots of action from our Ospreys and the best weather ever!! Our 270 (YES!) visitors agreed and so did the 50 wasps. The day started with a sighting … Continue reading

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Osprey Watch Report: 25 August 2013

Initially it was misty and humid, so Nest 1 was hard to see through the scopes. By the afternoon the weather was very pleasant and viewing much improved – just as well with about 250 visitors over the day! Unfortunately … Continue reading

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Osprey Watch Report: 24 August 2013

Well despite the poor weather (and a few midges) we had 160 stalwarts – some even in shorts – visiting us today. We always get a bit despondent when the weather forecast is poor as we expect it to be … Continue reading

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Paddling along!

Nothing much was happening on the nestcam or ‘long view’ feed at Kielder Castle Cafe on Friday morning. YA brought in sticks and dragged a couple of unwieldy ones around the nest; just as well no-one else was present or … Continue reading

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The last few days

Things have settled down over the last few days, with Blue 6H still feeding on the nest and YA apparently still providing the fish. YA has delivered ‘fish with head on’ a few times, including a live one during Wednesday’s … Continue reading

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Not a lot of news but nice pics!

Blue 6H has eaten from two fish, or possibly one recycled, on the nest today and sat on the edge of the nest fairly often. So it still seems to be home for the youngster, despite that long initial absence … Continue reading

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Osprey Watch Report: 18 August 2013

A good start to the day with Blue 6H on the nest when we arrived. It was sitting but the immature tail feathers were clearly visible. Just after 11.00 s/he stood, then stretched and preened him/herself for around 10 minutes … Continue reading

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