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Nests 1A and 2 news

There isn’t much to report about today, as a wet morning resulted in very little presence on the nests. However, especially on Nest 1A with 3 juveniles flying around and eating on the nest for the most part, there has … Continue reading

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Nest 5 and Nest 3 news

Sadly, the chick on the new nest, Nest 5, has died. It was last seen in mid July when about 3 weeks old. There is no view even parallel with the nest, but obviously it would have been visible above … Continue reading

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Y1 at Kielder again

We haven’t seen 2016 Nest 1A male Y1 at Kielder since he landed on his natal nest on 8 May, just after he reached the UK on his first Spring migration. So it was a pleasure for us, but not … Continue reading

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Nest 3: Blackaburn fledges

Blackaburn has fledged – either late yesterday or early this morning. In footage from yesterday afternoon and early evening, she was often standing on the edge of the nest gazing out – typical pre-fledge behaviour. This morning she took a … Continue reading

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Ospreys at Bakethin

Mitch and Jeff, who visit Kielder Water regularly to photograph wildlife, called at Osprey Watch recently. They showed us some photos of ospreys taken at Bakethin, the shallow end of the reservoir beyond the weir that separates it from Kielder … Continue reading

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Nest 3: Bywell has fledged

Despite having only 3-4 hours of footage a day, Bywell timed her fledge to coincide with one of the recording slots. Here she is, arriving back from her first flight, 55 days after hatching. Bywell took off at 07.07 yesterday. … Continue reading

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Day trippers

Nest 2 had a visitor from over the Border yesterday – Freya (Blue NH0), the young female who has been bonding with Samson at Border Ospreys. Regular readers may recall 2 year old Freya had a few touchdowns on Nest … Continue reading

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More on Binky’s return

It was a relief to see Binky landing on Nest 1A yesterday lunchtime, after over 2 days absence from footage. Here is the video of her landing, press HD for best quality. Binky took the trout that Byrness had been … Continue reading

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Binky’s back!

Binky landed on Nest 1A at 12.59, over 2 days after flying away early on Monday. She looks in good shape – as did Broomlee after about 3 days away from the nest in streaming hours. Her arrival coincided with … Continue reading

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Marvellous news. But where’s Binky? And more news

It is a delight to be able to type … Nest 5. A new nest built in a tree fork was found recently. The ospreys have a chick – the result of a late season successful breeding attempt. The area … Continue reading

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