Category Archives: Blue UV

Feeding strategies

It is a privilege to have an insight into four nests within Kielder Forest, courtesy Forestry Commission England nestcams. Despite problems with dropped frames on Nests 2 and 4 especially, it is still possible to compare and contrast behaviour across … Continue reading

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UV: where is he now?

Data on Saturday suggested UV might be about to pay Nest 3 a visit. The footage doesn’t show an intruder, but the incubating male saw ‘something’ in the sky and set off towards it. That data on 26 May was … Continue reading

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Life on Nest 3

Recently downloaded footage from Nest 3 – about 3 hours a day – contained no clear intruder activity or other ‘exciting’ events. But it is so satisfying to see a peaceful nest, with a new partnership doing well. Changeover of … Continue reading

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Nests and UV round up

The breeding ospreys have enjoyed the prolonged spell of good weather – ¬†a sharp contrast to the wet incubation period in 2017. Moss, sticks and bark have been added to all the nests. Views of eggs come and go, depending … Continue reading

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Brief update on UV

UV has been spending plenty of time in Kielder Forest. There are 250 sq miles to explore, so he won’t get bored! He does fly past the active nests from time to time, but so far this year he is … Continue reading

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UV at Kielder

The post about Y1 landing on Nest 1A mentioned UV’s presence in the general area at roughly the same time. Y1 was perching on his natal nest at 13.15 BST. At that time UV had just crossed Leaplish Bay, which … Continue reading

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Pinpoint landing!

At 13.15, another line was written in the history of Kielder Ospreys in the 10th year of breeding. After a pinpoint landing on his incubating mother, 2016 offspring Y1 proved he is bold, with four landings on the nest. YA … Continue reading

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UV roaming

It’s a week yesterday since UV arrived back in the area he frequented most in 2017. On 27 April, he toured from roughly the eastern edge of that range to the western side, covering 170 km. He was following rivers … Continue reading

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UV: the final part of his Spring migration

The last post about UV described his arrival at Tindale Tarn on 24 April, within RSPB Geltsdale. Effectively, that was the end of his Spring migration as it is within the area he spent his time last summer. Here is … Continue reading

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UV in Cumbria

Late this afternoon, RSPB Geltsdale¬†informed us that an osprey was on a favourite tree of UV’s, eating a large fish caught in Tindale Tarn. It was raining, so initially it wasn’t 100% certain it was him. As the identification was … Continue reading

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