Monthly Archives: March 2016

More returners – probably

A visit to Nest 3 today revealed a welcome sight – a pair of ospreys on the nest. The female was tucking into a fish. The male flew off, the female stopped eating and watched him go. The female finished … Continue reading

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More on the ‘strange day’

There have been many strange days at Kielder with the pair on Nest 1 spending little time on their nest and 37 less than usually enthusiastic about scraping out a nest cup etc. But this post concentrates on the behaviour on … Continue reading

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Mrs 37 returns safely

37 was on his nest when the nestcam stream began. He did a bit of housekeeping and nest cup scraping then flew off at 09.39. At 09.56 an unringed female arrived; despite moisture beads obscuring the view the markings were … Continue reading

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A strange day

Today it seemed as though Mrs YA ventured over to Nest 2, where 37 has been ‘home alone’ since his very early return on 24 March. Yesterday he was very diligent at his nest after not being seen on it … Continue reading

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Plenty of action on Nest 1

Nest 2 was strangely quiet today with no sign of 37. Yesterday he was present for only around 20 minutes late morning when he did some scraping to form a nest cup for eggs. He is usually back first at … Continue reading

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And the rightful tenant returns!

YA and Blue HV spent some time on the nest together once Blue HV had eaten the trout. YA tried to copulate a few times but Blue HV kept her tail down. After one such attempt both looked at the … Continue reading

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YA is home. And he has company!

When the nestcam streaming began this morning at 09.35 a Scottish osprey, Blue HV, was sitting on Nest 1. She has intruded at Kielder before. At 09.50 familiar legs came into view. The gift was accepted and whilst Blue HV … Continue reading

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