Monthly Archives: August 2014

Kielder Update and a plug for a TV programme!

First the plug; there will be two brief films by Mike Dilger on BBC1’s The One Show on 1 and 2 September, featuring Roy Dennis and the Basque Country Osprey Reintroduction Project. A ‘must watch’ event! The Kielder juveniles on … Continue reading

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Is it really migration time?

In the once lawless borderlands around Kielder, dominated centuries ago by Border Reivers from North and South of the border, the ospreys are not behaving according to the rule books! Although the Nest 2 and 3 females have not been … Continue reading

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Well done the boys!

Yesterday an intruding juvenile male landed on Nest 2 at 14.05. None other than Blue VK from Nest 3. Unfortunately he stood at the very top of the nest, so although that allowed his Darvic ring to be identified, there … Continue reading

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Thanks for the Season’s Dedication

The Forestry Commission wanted to recognise the exceptional dedication of Joanna Dailey to the Kielder Ospreys this season so we had a surprise presentation at the Castle. Joanna has spent hours monitoring the nestcams from which she has produced an … Continue reading

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Visits and a probable departure

The high winds at the weekend meant that when the juveniles were on the nests they tended to be either lying down trying to get below the gusts or standing facing into the wind. Since then they have seen much less … Continue reading

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Visitors to Nest 1

Very different visitors have been spotted on Nest 1 over the last couple of days. On Thursday two redstarts spent 20 minutes or so flitting around the nest when the osprey family were elsewhere. They were possibly a female and a … Continue reading

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Blue UV growing up!

Firstly, we must mention wonderful news today from Wales. The fantastic camera set up (nothing without the people with the controls) at Dyfi recorded a 2012 Glaslyn male, Blue 80 visiting them. This will be his first year back to the … Continue reading

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Nest 3 update

A visit to Nest 3 is always a treat. On the way there today a fox was just visible in the heather on the clear fell, a head or sometimes just glimpses of ears. But the meadow pipit ‘evacuations’ allowed his … Continue reading

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Windy at Kielder

It was very windy on Monday at Kielder as the North East felt the effects of ex-hurricane Bertha. Both nests were visibly rocking and trying to watch the ‘long shot’ camera feed was impossible. The juveniles were more present on … Continue reading

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Osprey Watch Report: 10 August…. and more!

The last day of Osprey Watch for this year and rain stopped play early – how sad is that? We had heard the warnings of storms and heavy rain associated with the remnants of what was Hurricane Bertha but it wasn’t … Continue reading

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