It’s the start of a new season. But it won’t be like any previous one. Please read the message below carefully.
Stay Home Stay Safe- Kielder Ospreys March 2020.
In support of the national effort to combat Covid-19, Forestry England and Northumbrian Water took the unprecedented decision to close all recreational facilities at Kielder Water & Forest Park on Monday 23rd March. It is imperative that government rules and advice are heeded, and people should NOT visit Kielder Water & Forest Park for exercise or to view wildlife or any other inessential reason.
Forestry England’s key message supporting NHS is;
Help stop the spread of coronavirus.
Stay home, stay safe – please do not come to our forests.
For ospreys, it is just another season. And first back to Kielder Forest – as far as we know – was Nest 1A’s White YA.
He was bearing a gift for a female, but he’s obviously tucked in well himself!
He stayed on the nest for almost a couple of hours before flying off. He’s probably visited one or two of the other nests, but it is not possible to access locally recorded footage, nor to remotely transfer video clips. For the moment, let’s rejoice in his safe return with a few more stills. Apologies for reduced quality of remote transfer images.
YA returned after an hour, and was still on the nest last check.
Stay home, stay safe everyone.