Many of you will know that PTZ stands for pan/tilt/zoom, a type of camera many osprey projects use as nestcams. We haven’t got those at Kielder, but Nest 3 chicks have their own version – preen/trout consumption/zizz! Those ‘activities’ make up the vast majority of the 3-4 hours of footage a day.
But the chicks have been showing an interest in the world outside the nest for a week now.
The male hasn’t been seen feeding his offspring as much in the last week as the previous couple, but he is supplying well. Today, he brought in lunch just after 13.00 and it was still being eaten over an hour later.
Very little exercise has been captured by the nestcam.
The temperatures are forecast to drop below 20°C for the next couple of days in the Kielder area, so the chicks may exercise more often.