Monthly Archives: July 2015

7H – out and about a lot!

The last 7H update on 11 July described her starting to show some interest in the river mouth rather than far upriver where she had travelled quite often during the previous few weeks. Since 11 July she hasn’t been much further upriver than the … Continue reading

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Wildlife and Osprey Cruise: 29 July 2015 plus a snippet

Here is the Report about yesterday’s cruise – it didn’t quite go as planned!:- We had an eventful cruise but very enjoyable. And the weather was kind, not raining until we returned to shore. Andy from the Calvert Trust drove … Continue reading

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Osprey Watch Report: 29 July 2015. And a bit more on Nest 1 recently

Here is today’s Osprey Watch Report:- A good day with lots of interested and interesting visitors – around 100 visitors we think, a little bit of rain and a very few midges. The feeds to the screen were working well … Continue reading

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Voracious VS and VM

The weather has been poor at Kielder since before the weekend – cool and wet at times. And wet all the time from Sunday afternoon until today. Before that poor weather the two Nest 2 juveniles were on and off … Continue reading

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Percentages

There have been a couple of ‘events’ which both have elements of doubt, hence the title. First, there is no doubt that Nest 3 male VN, the youngest Kielder juvenile, has fledged! He took his first flight sometime between 06.15 … Continue reading

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Nest 3: a bit more on VW’s fledge

On Friday VW fledged. She had been ‘helicoptering’ well for several days so the first flight seemed slightly overdue – she is about the same age as VP on Nest 1 and VM on Nest 2. This video gives a taste of … Continue reading

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VW fledges from Nest 3

At 12.22 (and 22 secs!) VW took off from Nest 3 on her first flight. She had been ‘helicoptering’ high earlier – and has been for a couple of days – but her take off was a much more low … Continue reading

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Nest 3 update

VW, the female youngster on Nest 3, is roughly the same age as the already fledged VM on Nest 2. There will be another download of footage soon which may narrow down a fledge date, but the last download found … Continue reading

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Osprey Watch Report: 22 July 2015

The Report from yesterday’s Osprey Watch follows, edited to avoid duplication with the earlier update:- On the way to Kielder there was beautiful sunshine until just after Bellingham!  When I arrived David & Margaret had all the scopes up and we … Continue reading

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Gaining experience

We left Nest 1 on Tuesday still without a confirmed sighting of accidental fledger VP, although she MUST have been one of the four ospreys visible in the nest tree area late afternoon. A review of footage recorded after the Café closed … Continue reading

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