Blue 2H

 

Blue 2H in July 2012 (c) Joanna Dailey

Blue 2H in July 2012
(c) Joanna Dailey

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Blue 2H in July 2012 (c) Joanna Dailey

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.

Blue 2H at Hurworth Beck Reservoir Map Courtesy Sally Hutt from Google Earth

Blue 2H at Hurworth Burn Reservoir
Map Courtesy Sally Hutt from Google Earth

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.

Blue 2H on 1 July (c) Brian Martin

Blue 2H on 1 July
(c) Brian Martin

Another lovely shot from 1 July (c) Brian Martin

Another lovely shot from 1 July
(c) Brian Martin

 

 

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7 Responses to Blue 2H

  1. If you go to Yorkshire, Joanna, don’t get mixed up in the Tour de France!

    Wonderful photos.

    • thehutts says:

      Blue 2H is currently in County Durham on my route to and from bat surveys – it was last year that an osprey chick was seen in Yorkshire. Sally

  2. Keith Rogers says:

    JOANNA – This is the news I look forward to from any nest every season. For Kielder this is absolutely fantastic and a continuation of your success over such a short period of time. Now the forrestry commission need more nests maybe next year you will reporting another new nest. Congratulations to all your volunteers in the project.

    • joannadailey says:

      Thanks, Keith. There are plans for more platforms and there are a lot of trees like the one Blue 2H’s father chose for his nest.

  3. Joyce Rawlings says:

    Wow – yes, I remember him well as I must have shown hundreds of people his photo at Osprey Watch at Leaplish…great, great news!!

  4. Tracy Little says:

    Do you mean Hurworth BURN reservoir?

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