Blue 2H hatched in early June 2012 on Nest 2. He was one of three chicks; the youngest died a day short of 4 weeks old. Here are a couple of photos of him when he and his sister Blue 1H were ringed.
Blue 1H was seen in Northern Senegal in November 2013. The chances of both ospreys from a clutch surviving that long weren’t great so it was extremely exciting to read a report that he had been photographed at Hurworth Burn Reservoir in County Durham on 1 July.
The photographer Brian has sent us a couple of great images of him and said he has been at Hurworth since Sunday. A trip down there looms! It is just over 70 miles from Kielder by road; here is a map showing the location. Click to enlarge.
Glaslyn born Yellow 37 and his mate have produced seven fledged chicks now, and that should be ten in a few weeks time. Three of the seven have been seen in the UK (Blue 38 in North Yorkshire last year and now Blue 2H) or abroad (Blue 1H in Senegal) which is a tribute to their parenting skills and the Glaslyn genes.
And here are Brian’s super photos, for which many thanks.