Monthly Archives: July 2014

Not the weather for it!

The weather at Kielder over the last couple of days has been quite windy with some strong gusts and also showery, although less today than yesterday. Not really the weather for the fledglings to do a lot of exploring and … Continue reading

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Osprey Watch Report: Wednesday 30 July

With the live stream not working all our observations were from the scopes. We were set up early; it was a misty and blustery start to the day with some strong gusts which even took our large parasol out of … Continue reading

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Fledging wasn’t the only excitement today…

… a ringed intruder swooped low over Nest 1 as well! But we’ll start with the final two fledges on Nest 2. The stats are:- Blue 7H, the youngest Nest 2 chick, fledged at 12.19. She has always been adventurous Blue … Continue reading

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Nest 2 fledging complete!

After quite a few practice flaps, jumps and an odd helicoptering event Blue 9H looked as though she might settle beside her siblings. But no, with the minimum of fuss off she went from the edge of the nest. The … Continue reading

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Another fledge!

Just after noon it seemed that Blue 9H on Nest 2 was going to fledge. She did a lot of flapping and jumping and helicoptered several times. But then she decided to hang onto a fish whilst flapping. Progress ceased! … Continue reading

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Fledging video

Here is the video of the later three fledges on Nests 1 and 2 today.

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Blue VV adds to the tally: all Nest 1 young fledge in one day!

What an incredible day! The previous post contains the bare bones about the first three fledges on Kielder Nests 1 and 2; an hour and 1 minute after Blue 8H took to the skies Blue VV, who looked uncertain, flew confidently … Continue reading

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