Monthly Archives: June 2017

More on Nest 2 ringing

The ringing team arrived at Nest 2 on an overcast to misty morning. As Forestry Commission England Wildlife Ranger Paul climbed to the nest, EB kept an eye on her chicks. Once the chicks were on the ground EB sat … Continue reading

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Nest 2 ringing

The two chicks on Nest 2 were ringed today and had GSM/GPS trackers fitted. More details later. Fish being consumed by the youngsters as this is drafted.

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A new approach

As part of its wider role, the Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust¬†works to enhance visitors’ appreciation of the wildlife. ‘Living Wild at Kielder‘ is a Heritage Lottery funded project aiming to increase opportunities for people to experience and … Continue reading

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Fish fests on Nest 3

Footage from Nest 3 over the last few days showed there’s no shortage of fish on the nest. Despite only 3 hours a day of recording, often a feed was part of every clip. Chick 1 is the most active. … Continue reading

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More on Nest 1A ringing

On an overcast and midge-ridden morning at Nest 1A, the chicks were health checked and ringed. YA was on perch duty as the small team approached. He and Mrs YA flew around the area, alarm calling. The chicks obeyed the … Continue reading

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Nest 1A ringing

The three chicks were ringed this morning, two females and a male. All healthy and good weights. More later!

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Progress on Nest 3

Chick 3 on Nest 3 has been eating well from the evidence in video clips over the last few days. It is still smaller than would be expected given the roughly 48 hour intervals in the eggs hatching. Chick 3 … Continue reading

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Growing youngsters, and a bit about UV

The chicks on Nests 1A and 2 are looking more like young ospreys every day. They have been getting used to walking round the nests and beating their wings, albeit with some ‘rain stops play’ interludes. Like yesterday, all day. … Continue reading

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Nest 3 news

In the last post about Nest 3 (16 June) we included an image of a very underdeveloped chick 3. There’d been a gap in recordings and with only 3 hours of recording a day – at best – it isn’t … Continue reading

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Development

Last week, until the weekend, ¬†it was wet every day at some point. Then we had several days of hot and sunny weather. In rain or heat chicks tend not to do much – shelter, feed, sleep and preen sums … Continue reading

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