Monthly Archives: May 2014

First Osprey Watch of the season! And mini update

Here is an evocative report by Joyce of the first Osprey Watch this year at Kielder. Osprey Watch 31 May 2014 It was with great excitement that I drove to Kielder today with it being the first day of Osprey Watch 2014 … Continue reading

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New videos

As incubation draws to a close, here are a couple of videos. On Nest 1, Mrs YA was keen to take over from YA to the extent she almost nudged him off. Does she sense something? On Nest 2 Mrs … Continue reading

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More bits and pieces!

Another quiet period on the nests at Kielder over the Bank Holiday weekend and beyond. One interesting event was when a swallow zipped around Nest 1 on Monday, presumably catching flies. Mrs YA was unconcerned by the small visitor although … Continue reading

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Wandering enthusiasts

Here we have not one but two guest blogs from some visiting ospreyholics from down south: Last weekend I had a great few days around the Kielder water area, meeting up with Joanna and Sally who kindly showed us what … Continue reading

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Bits and pieces

Not a lot happens during incubation (if it does, it is often bad news such as the crow taking an egg at Loch of the Lowes) but there is interesting behaviour to observe, and the odd intruder about. Here is … Continue reading

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Blue 35 in South Cumbria

Regular readers of this blog will know that a Nest 1 born female, Blue 35, who hatched in 2010, is in South Cumbria nesting on a Cumbria Wildlife Trust CWT) reserve, Foulshaw Moss,with a male from Bassenthwaite. The CWT have … Continue reading

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Happy Seventh Birthday, White YA

A quiet day on the nests but a special day too – YA hatched seven years ago at Glaslyn. Here are a few images of him today, with special thanks to Amy of Kielder Castle Cafe for taking the videos.

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Snoozing in the sun and other things

The females at Kielder have done most of the incubating today, snoozing in very warm sunshine. The males spent rather more time on the eggs over the weekend. On Saturday there was another Nest 1 intrusion; YA was incubating at the time and … Continue reading

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A quiet day on Nest 2

No nestcam coverage on Nest 2 since just before eggs were laid – it returned yesterday so all eyes were watching today for interesting action to video. So what happened? Nothing much! All the excitement was on Nest 1 when an … Continue reading

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Intruders again!

It may be no coincidence that Loch Garten, Dyfi and Kielder have experienced intruding ospreys at their nest sites today – sub-adult ospreys have started to return from their winter migration homes and they are curious birds! At Kielder Nest … Continue reading

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