Monthly Archives: May 2017

What better sight

In glorious weather at Kielder today the chicks on Nest 2 and Nest 4 had plenty of meals. Especially the older chicks on Nest 2. A couple of screengrabs. Wonderful to see.

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Second Nest 4 hatch

Whilst 69 was feeding chick 1 on Nest 4 this morning, in the background we could follow the 2nd hatch process. Mrs 69 brooded soon after the above screenshot. The next time there was a good view into the nest … Continue reading

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Nest 4 hatch!

At 14.26 chick 1 on Nest 4 managed to escape from the shell. Then the rain came, so views have been limited. And obscuring sticks don’t help! The chick didn’t eat. Mrs 69 rightly decided brooding was more important in the … Continue reading

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No more hatches yet

We’d hoped to have a couple of hatches today. The 3rd egg on Nest 2 was laid about 38 days ago. Usually the last egg hatches at 35-36 days but we’ve had longer intervals at Kielder. On Nest 4, egg … Continue reading

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Racking up the air miles

After UV’s visit to Kielder on 18 May he had a quiet few days over a small range. Dull or wet weather at times resulted in the GSM/GPS transmitter’s battery running low so there were few fixes. But from 24 to 26 May … Continue reading

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Catch up on Nest 2 and more

First, we can confirm that chick 2 on Nest 2 hatched at approximately 16.56 on 25 May. This was the first sight of the new arrival, the head is visible beside chick 1. It is now 35 days since egg … Continue reading

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Going strong

The Nest 2 chicks are doing well, thanks to 37’s fish supplies and EB’s care. There will be a more detailed update tomorrow. For now, a happy scene tonight.

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More on Nest 2

On Wednesday, chick 1’s first day, he or she had 7 meals. Not a bad start! Unfortunately for 37 he tried to feed his offspring when it was fast asleep. Here’s a clip of the end of an earlier feed. … Continue reading

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Quick update

The summary blog promised earlier has been beset by interruptions. In the meantime, here’s an image from this evening of the Nest 2 hatchlings, chick 1 at the front. More tomorrow!

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Chick 2 on Nest 2 enters the world

Late this afternoon the second chick hatched on Nest 2. You can see chick 2’s head immediately below EB’s beak. The time of hatching will be confirmed tomorrow. There’ll be another blog later about chick 1’s day, including some footage … Continue reading

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