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 amazing record of the behaviour of the ospreys on the 2 nests as illustrated by her blog posts. She has also promoted the Kielder ospreys to the visiting public and made links with other osprey projects around the UK and beyond.
It has been an exceptional year as 8 chicks have fledged from 3 nests. Joanna also dedicated her time to ensure that the ospreys on nest 3 were protected.
Joanna thought she was coming to an osprey meeting and was so surprised at the reception that was waiting for her. She was presented with a framed photo and of course there had to be an osprey cake.