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 Nest 1 is unoccupied the nestcam is still running and yesterday there was reward for reviewing hours of empty nest footage.

Blue W6 jumps across the nest
(c) Forestry Commission England

Blue W6 is a 2015 male from Welsh nest B/M, also known as ON4, the fourth osprey nest in Wales in modern times. A pair have bred there since 2012 on a platform erected by Friends of the Ospreys. Blue W6 is the third of the offspring to have been seen in the UK. The others, Blue 2C and Blue 9R, are also male.

Blue W6 spent just under 3 minutes looking around.

admiring the lake view
(c) Forestry Commission England

The weather deteriorated soon after Blue W6 left so he may well have stayed in the area. Here’s a short clip from his first recorded visit, press HD for best quality.

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6 Responses to Another Welsh male at Kielder!

  1. sheilaeffie says:

    It is good news Joanna. I have such a heavy heart about dear Odin, but to hear of returning osprey is excellent news. Perhaps W6 should head over to Wales where there seems to be a shortage of males :)
    Sheila FE

  2. Rosie Shields says:

    Good to see.

  3. M Simmonds says:

    Thank you Jaydee, We need good news.

  4. Jo says:

    W6 is looking well ….. good to see him exploring ….. thank you, as always, for the update and FCE for keeping us ‘in the frame’ …..

  5. Cirrus says:

    Amidst so much misery, it’s good to read such cheering news. So pleased for you Joanna

  6. Vivien Finn says:

    Wonderful news Joanna, Maybe he will stay around for awhile. I hope so.

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