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Nest 6 and Nest 1A updates

Nest 6 chicks experienced a much better day today, with 6 feeds from a large rainbow trout delivered by W6. Chick 1 (at the front) had a “good to see” large crop as chick 2 received another morsel. Here’s a … Continue reading

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A 3rd 2018 Kielder youngster seen in the county

When out in the Northumberland hills yesterday, David Dinsley saw and photographed his first osprey of the season. It was Kielder Nest 4 Blue 227, named Belling. Here’s a photo from ringing. He was one of 2 male chicks for … Continue reading

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Quick update on Nest 6

Sadly, only two Nest 6 chicks – chicks 1 and 2 have been visible today. The nest cup is partly hidden, however in two morning meals, only chicks 1 and 2 sought food. A sizeable part of the trout remains, … Continue reading

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Chick 3 for Nest 6 but no fish for hours

Chick 3 hatched about 18.45 today. It is probably the chick by the shell in the clip that follows. Press HD for best quality. The two chicks that hatched today don’t need food immediately, which is just as well. W6 … Continue reading

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Chick 3 hatches at Nest 1A. And chick 2 at Nest 6!

Chicks 1 and 2 on Nest 1A hatched under 14 hours apart. Chick 3 took over another 55 hours before making an appearance. In the following clip, you can see chick 3 moving in the shell as the siblings (nearer … Continue reading

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Chick 1 for Nest 6

No shell was visible on Nest 6 this morning, as Mrs W6 sat tight on…? Finally, a glimpse into the cup revealed chick 1 had arrived. A short clip of a wobbly chick follows. Press HD for best quality. A … Continue reading

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Full house for Nest 4

Retrieved footage shows that chick 3 had hatched by 08.00 on 28 May. As s/he looked quite strong by then, it is possible hatching occurred after 18.00 the previous evening. Egg 3 wasn’t visible during the last segment of recording … Continue reading

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Chick 2 for Nest 1A

Nest 1A’s Chick 2 has hatched, probably¬†early this morning. YA was on the nest as streaming began at 08.00, preening beside his mate. He went off soon after 08.30, possibly to forage. There hasn’t been a clear view of chick … Continue reading

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Chick 1 for Nest 1A. Honestly!

We don’t know whether the first egg on Nest 1A was laid later on 19 April or early on 20 April. If the latter, then today was day 38. An average hatch is 37 days from laying, but in Kielder … Continue reading

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Chick 2 for Nest 4, and a bit about Nest 5A and 7L/Aln

Downloads collected from Nest 4 show that chick 2 hatched before 08.00 on 26 May. Chick 1 had fed again the previous evening. On 26 May no feeds were seen during the four hours of footage. But yesterday there was … Continue reading

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