Nest 4 ringing

The two chicks on Nest 4 were ringed yesterday and one fitted with a GSM/GPS  transmitter.

One chick looked markedly smaller than the other. He weighed 1400g. He was given a Darvic ring Blue Y7.

Blue Y7's feathers have a lot of growing yet! Photo Neil Denham www.neildenham.co.uk

Blue Y7stretches his wing
Photo Neil Denham http://www.neildenham.co.uk

Blue Y7 (c) Joanna Dailey

Blue Y7
(c) Joanna Dailey

The other chick weighed 1660g and was fitted with Darvic ring Blue Y8.

Blue Y8 Photo Neil Denham www.neildenham.co.uk

Blue Y8
Photo Neil Denham http://www.neildenham.co.uk

You can see the loose fit of the ring which indicates the gender is male.

Y8 up close (c) Joanna Dailey

Y8 up close
(c) Joanna Dailey

Blue Y8 was also fitted with a GSM/GPS transmitter.

The young ospreys posed for Forestry Commission Ranger Paul when back home!

Y7 (left) and Y8 back in their nest (c) Paul Pickett

Y7 (left) and Y8 back in their nest
(c) Paul Pickett

Y7 with his new ring (c) Paul Pickett

Y7 with his new ring
(c) Paul Pickett

Professional photographer Neil Denham recorded the event for Forestry Commission England; many thanks to him for permission to use a couple of his photographs. And to Ranger Paul, as ever.

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3 Responses to Nest 4 ringing

  1. JW4926 says:

    Another success story Kielder … Well done Nest 4 and thank you for the amazing photographs Neil – I shall be following Y8’s journeys with great delight :-)

  2. Cirrus says:

    Wonderful photographs ! Thank you so much Neil and Joanna

  3. Sheila FE says:

    Two more stunning young ospreys, Joanna. I will follow is journeys with interest.

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