It won’t be long now until the young ospreys fledge. Around 53 days is the average and for most of the Nest 1 and Nest 2 chicks that date will come this weekend. So come along to Osprey Watch at Leaplish Waterside Park between 11.00 and 16.30 to watch the flapping on Nest 1 via the nestcam stream and through the telescopes, or Kielder Castle Cafe between 09.00 and 17.30 to view the cameras on the two nests. And from tomorrow for the next 3 Wednesdays volunteers will be at the Leaplish viewpoint with the ‘scopes out.
Nest 2 activity is considerably more muted than Nest 1. All Nest 2 chicks are flapping, with Blue 8H doing about 30 sustained beats to top the ranking on that nest.
On Nest 1 Blue UV is the top osprey, with a few reasonable jumps.
But no helicoptering from anyone yet. It is very still at Kielder today, so hardly any flapping has been observed.