Category Archives: Blue UV

UV again!

Just over a week after photographing UV in his wintering grounds in N Senegal, Jean-Marie Dupart saw him again yesterday morning. You can just see the antenna of UV’s GSM/GPS transmitter. Then UV took off and flew around the area, … Continue reading

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UV is seen again. Briefly!

Jean-Marie Dupart saw UV early today – 07.50 UTC. Just before he set off towards the Senegal River mouth. Here are Jean-Marie’s photographs, showing the blue ring on the right leg (first photo) and the GSM/GPS transmitter (flying shots). Now … Continue reading

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First photos of UV back in his wintering grounds

2014 Nest 1 male Blue UV’s GSM/GPS transmitter failed in May this year. There were a few records of him over the summer, but we have received no news since August of his whereabouts until today. Then… Jean-Marie Dupart, who … Continue reading

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A wonderful sight!

There haven’t been any reported sightings since 12 July of 2014 male UV, whose GSM/GPS transmitter has failed. Greenlee Lough was visited yesterday to check the hide book for any osprey sightings there, given historically UV has been a regular … Continue reading

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Nest 3: fish and more fish

In the 3-4 hours a day of footage from Nest 3, if the chicks aren’t eating, there is usually part of a fish on the nest. And they are often from sizeable catches. The chicks haven’t been exercising much during … Continue reading

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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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