Nest 3: PTZ time

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.

chick 1 looks over the nest edge as the male feeds chick 2
(c) Forestry Commission England

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.

lunch is about to be served
(c) Forestry Commission England

chick 1 has given up, chick 2 struggles on
(c) Forestry Commission England

Very little exercise has been captured by the nestcam.

chick 2 has a quick flap as chick 1 preens
(c) Forestry Commission England

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.

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2 Responses to Nest 3: PTZ time

  1. Jo says:

    I’m really pleased that this pair have kept up their early promise ……. next season will be interesting. Thank you as ever Joanna

  2. Cirrus says:

    Temperatures below 20C – bliss. Must be good for the osplets too. They grow so fast and the seasoni is speeding away.

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