Nothing happening at Kielder, but elsewhere……

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.

Blue 35 feeds her chicks (c) Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Blue 35 with her chicks
(c) Cumbria Wildlife Trust

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.

Great parents, great genes (c) Forestry Commission England

Great parents, great genes
(c) Forestry Commission England

 

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3 Responses to Nothing happening at Kielder, but elsewhere……

  1. Vivien Finn says:

    How lovely to see Blue 35 with her chicks at Foulshaw Moss, and a 3rd chick too!. Fantastic news that Blue 2H has safely returned from initial migration and has been sighted in County Durham, Well done to him.

  2. Joyce Rawlings says:

    Great news all round for our Kielder Ospreys!!

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