Monthly Archives: August 2017

Update on Archer

We now have the full data for Archer’s first day of migration. Here’s a graphic by Paul showing her route and elevation. Archer flew from 09.44 t0 18.09 UTC, less a 30 minute stop just over the Cumbrian border, covering … Continue reading

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Nests 2 and 4 update, and a mention for UV, too!

The weather has been much improved today in the Kielder area. One reason Archer from Nest 3 has begun her migration. What about the other nests? On Nest 2, Aln has enjoyed three rainbow trout deliveries from 37, who was … Continue reading

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She’s off!

An email tonight revealed Archer, the eldest juvenile on Nest 3, began her migration this morning at 09.44 UTC. She hatched 91 days ago. Initially mazy, she became more focused once over the North Pennines near Penrith. She was still … Continue reading

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Staying at home

Since last Friday’s post, only one osprey is known to have departed Kielder. The weather – fairly damp over the weekend – is probably partly to blame. It looked likely that Amble from Nest 1A, the eldest of the 2017 … Continue reading

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News round up

Nest 1A‘s camera streamed on and off on Wednesday and today. On Wednesday, YA delivered a fish for Amble. Today, in under an hour of images, only a fish skin was on the nest. This weekend is the last for … Continue reading

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‘Old’ news

A visit to download footage at Nest 3 today suggests Ayle, the Nest 1A juvenile who ‘adopted’ Nest 3 as her food source, has migrated. She was on Nest 3 on the evening of  19 August. She flew soon after … Continue reading

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Nests 2 and 4 intrusions continue. Including by UV

Daily intrusions continue at Nests 2 and 4. Sometimes only a shadow or a distant bird can be seen, but on Nest 2 several ringed ospreys have landed, or come close enough to be identified. All have been to Kielder … Continue reading

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Action – or not – on Nests 1A and 3

As the end of the season nears, activity on the nests reduces as the juveniles spend time exploring – and perching – elsewhere. The nest is still a focus for food, but little else. On Nest 3, the male has … Continue reading

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UV still roaming. But a hover at Kielder!

UV isn’t showing any signs of staying in a relatively small area and building up reserves for his migration. On 13 August he began his day at Tindale Tarn before heading up to the Longtown area. In late afternoon, he … Continue reading

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Blue W6 returns

The Nest 1A camera is working intermittently some days, not at all others. Today it was on and off for over an hour and captured a Welsh visitor. Blue W6, a 2015 male from Welsh nest B/M also known as … Continue reading

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