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Annual Canoe Trip

Last Friday evening 8 of us, accompanied by a Calvert Trust instructor, ventured onto Kielder Water on canoes for our annual post-fledging trip to try and see the young ospreys in flight.  We started from Matthews Linn and headed across … Continue reading

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Getting ready for the new season

Kielder Forest has been a busy place recently. To enable osprey nest camera streaming a new communications mast has been installed. The forest has grown too tall for the old infrastructure.  The pole was hauled up the hill and lifted … Continue reading

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Canoeing on Kielder Water

We had our annual post fledging canoe trip on Kielder on wednesday evening.  Thanks to the Calvert Trust, 5 of us set off on 3 canoes from the Kielder Sailing Club’s pontoon at Whickhope to pass round Bull Crag to … Continue reading

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Ospreyholics Holiday to Kielder

A guest blog from Karen Elizabeth who made a trip to Kielder at the beginning of the month with her friend Hawys.  Their visit just happened to coincide with the Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Osprey Watch Volunteer Season Induction/Work Meet. Visit … Continue reading

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A New Des. Res.

Last Saturday (28th March) Northumberland Wildlife Trust volunteer, professional ecologist and qualified tree climber Neil Beamsley put the finishing touches to a new osprey platform installed on an island in the Bakethin nature reserve at the top end of the … Continue reading

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Thanks for the Season’s Dedication

The Forestry Commission wanted to recognise the exceptional dedication of Joanna Dailey to the Kielder Ospreys this season so we had a surprise presentation at the Castle. Joanna has spent hours monitoring the nestcams from which she has produced an … Continue reading

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Osprey Watch Report: Saturday 2nd August

We were there for just before 10.00, rain meant we decided just to set up a couple of the scopes and see whether there was much to see. In fact around 10.00 the viewing was good, probably two chicks on … Continue reading

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Osprey Watch Report: 29 June

Chris, Paul & myself had the watch point telescopes and screens up and running by 10.15am.  Both Chris and I were amazed just how much the chicks had grown in 3 weeks. 10.15  mother and chicks were on the nest … Continue reading

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Osprey Watch Report: 22nd June

Kielder Water was mirror calm at 10.00 on a warm but generally overcast Sunday morning, so for the first hour or so there were a few midges. The afternoon was hotter with the surface of the water slightly rippled. The … Continue reading

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Osprey Watch Report: 21st June

The watch was set up and ready for activity before 10:30. A lovely clear day and just not quite hot enough to create a heat haze at first. The chicks were observed to be eating when we got the camera … Continue reading

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