A windy day at Kielder meant less fish were brought to the nests than recently because fishing is more difficult in such conditions. And so was standing up for month old chicks, so they didn’t try very much! Just slept and ate and grew.
But elsewhere, there was news. The restoration of a full camera service at Foulshaw Moss resulted in THREE chicks being seen in the images, not two as first thought. So Blue 35 from Kielder Nest 1 in 2010 and the male White YW from Bassenthwaite are doing very well raising their first brood. Many thanks to Cumbria Wildlife Trust for this super image from today.
In County Durham an osprey was seen around Hurworth Beck Reservoir for much of the morning on 1 July. It bore a ring, Blue 2H. He is a Kielder osprey from Nest 2 in 2012. It was his sister Blue 1Hwho was sighted in Senegal last November. We are trying to contact the reporter and will post an image if possible. Meanwhile, here is a screenshot from today of super-parents, Glaslyn born Yellow 37 and the unringed female. Of their seven chicks who survived to fledge two have been seen back in the UK and one in Senegal. Remarkable.