Category Archives: Kielder Wildlife

Osprey and Wildlife Cruise: 1 July

The first of the summer evening motorboat cruises, a Calvert Trust/Northumberland Wildlife Trust initiative, set off on a calm and balmy if overcast early evening. A contrast to the rainy and cold spring trip. Before we had even got out … 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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Wandering enthusiasts

Here we have not one but two guest blogs from some visiting ospreyholics from down south: Last weekend I had a great few days around the Kielder water area, meeting up with Joanna and Sally who kindly showed us what … Continue reading

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Ospreys and other sights in Kielder Water and Forest Park!

The weather over the last few days hasn’t been as wet as forecast, but there have been some very heavy showers or longer spells of rain. The ospreys on Nest 1 have been dedicated incubators during this time. On Friday … Continue reading

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The wintering Osprey Watch volunteer

Although 2013 Kielder Osprey Watch is but a distant memory, there are still plenty of volunteering tasks to do around Kielder. Monday is a regular maintenance day for a team of Northumberland Wildlife Trust volunteers and the days are quite … Continue reading

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Gone but not forgotten

Hopefully all the Kielder Ospreys are now well on their way to finding somewhere good for the winter.  The two new tracked youngsters from the Lake District have now both made it to Africa and are doing amazingly well. I … Continue reading

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Osprey Watch Report: 2 June 2013. A quiet day. And another photo!

Good news that we got the screen working in the Boat Inn showing Nest 2!! We were able to see Mrs 37 sitting tight all day on the nest looking very peaceful with the usual turning of the eggs. No … Continue reading

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Are they on the way yet?

It seems a long time since last September, when ospreys flying over Kielder Water were a daily treat. But the return home has started and there have been 3 reports of ospreys in England already, the earliest on 23 February. … Continue reading

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Ospreywatch Report: 18 July

The weather today was better than forecast with occasional sun and occasional showers, and with strong gusty winds and therefore no midges. We had to shelter ourselves and the ‘scopes from rain a few times during the day. We ended … Continue reading

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Ospreywatch Report: 17 July

Michael arrived early and enjoyed the pleasure of an overhead pass from an osprey – which one is impossible to determine! Some visitors during the day had also been lucky. The day started well with sun, reasonable temperature, and no … Continue reading

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