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Ellie’s blog #2

NWT’s Osprey Assistant Ellie is working with ospreys as her priority for the first time, although she has a strong conservation background. Here’s a blog from her – do you think she’s become an ospreyholic?! TOP FOUR OSPREY FACTS TO … Continue reading

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Y1 at Derwent Reservoir

We’ve received photos from Bob Telford of an osprey at Derwent Reservoir, which is about 50 km from Kielder Water & Forest Park. His photos were taken late afternoon on 8 May, the day Blue Y1 had been ‘encouraged’ to … Continue reading

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After the rain…

Doubtless fifteen hours of rain from about 18.00 last night was forgotten as the Nest 1A youngsters enjoyed warm sun and a great view this afternoon. YA provided breakfast as soon as the rain stopped today, and brought a rather … Continue reading

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Nest 3 news

The Nest 3 pair did well during Storm Hector to protect and provide food for their chicks, both under a week old at the time. The weather was cool, breezy and wet at times at the weekend, so did the … Continue reading

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Nest news

The lovely weather experienced by Kielder for most of May and early June seems rather distant now. After Storm Hector, Friday was still breezy and showery. Yesterday was wet at times and cool. It was 12°C at the lakeside at … Continue reading

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Nest 3: no hatch for egg 3, but 2 healthy chicks

Egg 3 was still whole today, and won’t hatch now. Given Storm Hector’s impact, a 1 or 2 day old chick might have struggled yesterday. Footage didn’t include any feeding by the female, although the male was standing by her … Continue reading

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Nest 4 and Nest 1A update

First, many thanks to readers for their comments expressing concern for chick 3 on Nest 4. Sadly, there has been no movement from the chick this morning in 4 hours of streaming.  Mrs 69 is brooding only chicks 1 and … Continue reading

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Too many question marks

Storm Hector left a big mark on Kielder today. Trees were toppled in gales, but more importantly for this website, the streamed nests suffered too. Nest 1A’s front edge had been displaced to the centre of the nest when streaming … Continue reading

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Chick 2 for Nest 3

There was good news when Nest 3’s management system fired up to download – two squirming chicks! Chick 2 hatched yesterday afternoon. It was first seen on camera when the male arrived with a fish, and the female stood up … Continue reading

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Chick 1 for the new pairing on Nest 3

Chick 1 hatched yesterday evening out of nestcam hours. During recording slots today, it had eaten 2 meals by 10.30. It looks fine. The female was turning the eggs more often than usual in the recordings yesterday afternoon, and refused … Continue reading

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