Monthly Archives: March 2015

One goes south after heading north, one goes north suddenly…. Confused?!

The two tracked 2014 Kielder juveniles are definitely exhibiting signs of zugunruhe (restlessness) in their recent activity. The last post asked the question ‘which way would 7H go?’ The answer was north back to near Azemmour on 29 March, but … Continue reading

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7H: a ‘mini break’ or more?

Just as the last update on 7H was being finalised data arrived showing she had flown down to the port and industrial area at Jorf Lasfar on 26 March. She was still there when the data arrived early today. She … Continue reading

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7H: either doing nothing much or quite a lot!

The last update on UV described some unsettled behaviour. Here is more detail from Paul Wildlifewriter on what may be the cause. Ospreys are creatures of habit, and so any observed departure from their usual routines is a cause for interest. … Continue reading

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Another ‘home and away’ post

The Nests 1 and 2 cameras are working with streaming to Kielder Castle Cafe during opening hours, which from Saturday for the two weeks of school holiday are 09.00 to 17.30. Reviewing recorded footage has identified a few birds on … Continue reading

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7H: a lot has been going on! Part 2

This post shows the changes in 7H’s behaviour in more detail, and considers some possible explanations. Readers of the last post may like to read more here about how Paul uses GIS to create some of his graphics, for example the … Continue reading

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7H: a lot has been going on! Part 1

Now that we are receiving data again from 7H’s tracker she has decided to provide some entertainment! The last week has seen a lot of intriguing behaviour which can’t be definitively explained, although it is hard to resist the conclusion … Continue reading

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Home and away

The breeding season is very close now, although the adults at Kielder aren’t usually among the early returners like the Glaslyn pair, 37 and YA’s parents. The Kielder camera system is still warming up with some limited streaming as the solar powered batteries … Continue reading

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7H gives Pip and Vic the runaround

All the missing data for 7H has now arrived. It will take a while to go through, but apart from one excursion she was in her usual spots. Although her pattern of activity may have altered  – there’s been no … Continue reading

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“Best possible news” Mark II. 7H has phoned home!

Today for the first time since 22 January we have received data from 7H’s tracker. It is incomplete, but at 12.30 GMT she was sitting on a pylon near Azemmour! Plus ça change. There is some missing data between 22 … Continue reading

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7H near Azemmour: more from Pip and Vic

The cloud 9.9 feeling following Pip and Vic’s sighting of 7H has persisted all week, fuelled initially by some super shots of her. And then patient answering of various questions “what time exactly did that happen, what was the habitat like, … Continue reading

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