Ready and waiting…

Kielder Water and Forest Park was looking stunning on 20 March.

blue skies, choppy waves
(c) Joanna Dailey

The Forestry Commission England Wildlife Rangers have been working hard on refurbishing the four osprey nests at Kielder. Radio and Electronics Branch have been equally busy with the nestcams and the technical infrastructure. Here’s the result of their joint efforts at the two main nests.

fresh moss for the ospreys on Nest 1A
(c) Forestry Commission England

sun shining on Nest 2’s new moss lining
(c) Forestry Commission England

None of the breeding pairs arrived yesterday and they would be advised to hang back further south until tomorrow at least!

early snow on Wednesday
(c) Forestry Commission England

Tomorrow is the day Yellow 37 from Nest 2 arrived home in 2016. We hope he and the other breeding ospreys are having safe journeys.

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4 Responses to Ready and waiting…

  1. Jo says:

    Oh gosh – so do I Joanna! Thank you for the update and please pass my thanks over to the FC Rangers and Electronics guys for all they’ve done and continue to do during the season. It’s much appreciated! I hope this year is as successful as last. Good luck to all :-)

    • joannadailey says:

      Thanks, Jo, I’ll pass your comments on. They’ve been out in some inclement conditions although they’ve avoided snow so far!

  2. thehutts says:

    Well done to the team! Looking forward to welcoming home the ospreys soon. Sally

  3. Cirrus says:

    Well done Rangers – it’s great to give our birds a helping hand. . Hopefully the snow will be a flash in the pan

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