Monthly Archives: March 2014

Like buses, there’s one BBC reporter then another comes along!

Groundhog Day at Kielder on Monday morning, misty and murky. A real shame because Paul Mooney from BBC Look North had come up to Kielder to do a TV piece on Kielder ospreys looking across the water to Nest 1. … Continue reading

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A present on Mothering Sunday, but no recipient

The weather at Kielder on Sunday was misty and quite dank again. When the camera stream began it was obvious Yellow 37 had worked hard on his nest renovation work. However he must have decided to take the morning off … Continue reading

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What a star!

Yellow 37 spent the first afternoon home on his nest working hard, after feeding up on the fish he first brought with him. It was only about a third the original size the last time he popped down with it. … Continue reading

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Look who’s dropped in with a fish!

The Kielder weather on Saturday was misty and drizzly all morning, brightening up marginally after lunch. But the sun shone in Kielder Castle Cafe when Yellow 37 dropped onto his nest at 14.02! He had a fish and mantled over … Continue reading

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First video of the season

Here is a link to the first 2014 video, showing the Nest 1 female shortly after her arrival on 26 March.  http://vimeo.com/kielderospreys/firstlanding2014 Poor weather on Friday at Kielder, snowing and very windy at Nest 2 site in the morning. No … Continue reading

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Snow place like home

It’s a good job that Yellow 37 and his female didn’t make an appearance at their nest site on Thursday because it was covered in snow over the middle part of the day. Not the nicest surface to settle on after … Continue reading

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Nest 1 female’s first day back

Following her arrival home at 11.23, the Nest 1 female (Edit: she is not the 2013 female, who landed on 8 April) spent most of the time away from the immediate nest area. Here is a shot just after she landed. The … Continue reading

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FLASH!!! Nest 1 Female back, HURRAY.

At 11.23 the Nest 1 female landed on Nest 1. She had a shout, moved a stick and sauntered around reminding herself of the view. Or looking for White YA more likely. She looks well although in need of a fish … Continue reading

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Empty nest syndrome

The good news is that Forestry Commission Radio Branch fixed the streaming problem from the nests to Kielder Castle today, many thanks to them for their work and their briefing about recording etc. The ‘bad’ news is that monitoring the … Continue reading

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Osprey season is up and running – though not at Kielder

It has been a great week for three of the well established osprey projects. Last Sunday, the resident male 03(97) was seen by his nest at Rutland Water. He is an important osprey -the first of the translocated birds to … Continue reading

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