Nest 1A is back

Our young Glaslyn visitor Blue W0 must have had a magic touch – the Nest 1A stream is back at Kielder! Actually, we have the Forestry Commission Radio and Electronics Branch to thank. Live streaming on the web should resume by Wednesday after some additional work.

We lost the nestcam shortly before the hatching of 4 eggs. Last year, YA and Mrs YA raised 4 healthy chicks to fledging. This year a chick has died after hatching. But the others look very fit. Early views of the nest weren’t exciting.

nothing happening, but how many chicks?
(c) Forestry Commission England

Soon afterwards, Mrs YA fed the chicks from a fish on the nest. It was clear only 3 of the 4 had survived. But they look very healthy. Here, a chick takes a morsel.

not everyone is hungry
(c) Forestry Commission England

This clip shows all the chicks. Press HD for best quality.

The chicks are likely to have hatched between 17 and 25 May. From 19 to 21 May the weather was poor with spells of rain. Chicks 2 and 3 are likely to have hatched in that time. Thereafter the weather improved. Hard to say whether the smallest chick is from the 3rd or 4th egg. But that chick is doing well.

Later in the day, YA brought a new meal.

more food
(c) Forestry Commission England

A happy day to see Nest 1A action again, although losing a chick after all 4 reached fledging in 2016  is sad.

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3 Responses to Nest 1A is back

  1. thehutts says:

    Well done Forestry Commission Radio Branch! Sally

  2. Jo says:

    Well done to all concerned …… the weather hasn’t assisted anyone, any equipment or any of the ospreys this season. The YAs have done well to keep 3 chicks good and strong ….. looking forward to Wednesday :-)

  3. Stevie says:

    Fantastic news that lots had been waiting for. Three from four in the recent conditions is remarkable really. Well done to everyone involved :-)

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