Monthly Archives: May 2017

Nest updates

Nest 1A nestcam technical problems – just before hatching was due – mean we can’t tell how many chicks have hatched. Osprey Watch and field observations have recorded possible feeding activity. The chicks would have begun hatching during a spell … Continue reading

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Right time, right place

On Thursday 18 May the Kielder Ornithologist, Martin, showed Emyr and Janine of Dyfi Osprey Project Yellow 37 and White YA’s nest areas. (Congratulations to Dyfi on their first hatch today!) Some readers may not know that Emyr and Janine worked … Continue reading

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Another Welsh male at Kielder!

It feels a bit uncomfortable to be posting happy news when the iconic Loch Garten nest is going through extremely difficult times since the male Odin disappeared on Thursday. We hope he returns, as he did in 2015. Although our … Continue reading

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Intruderfest

Before covering the subject of this post there’s some disappointing news about the Nest 1A webcam. The camera stopped streaming yesterday and web coverage may not be possible for a couple of weeks or so. We can confirm YA and Mrs YA are … Continue reading

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Life on Nest 3. Plus a flying visit to Kielder by UV

A download at Nest 3 yesterday coincided with a visit to Kielder by UV. He was near Nest 3 at download time! There was no indication from footage or vocalisation from the incubating male that UV was close by, only … Continue reading

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Nest news

This post covers the last few days on Nests 1A, 2 and 4. On all the nests life has been mainly peaceful with excellent weather for incubation. On Nest 1A the depth of the nest cup means sometimes no eggs … Continue reading

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More river roving from UV

Our studies of UV’s movements, both last season and again this year, are providing some good data on how male ospreys in this part of their life-cycle (“pre-nuptial phase” in the slightly coy technical jargon) can cover very large amounts … Continue reading

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