Category Archives: Migration

Drifting away…

The weather over the Bank Holiday weekend has often not been conducive to standing on an exposed nest, however the absence of action for long periods is at least in part because the ospreys are migrating. Of the females, only … 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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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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Y1 reaches England

2016 Nest 1A male Blue Y1 was photographed at Portland Bird Observatory this morning. Regular readers may remember Y1 was at Urdaibai Bird Center on 26 April, so he has a staging post somewhere between there and the UK. Many … 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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A 2 year old on his way home!

We’ve received wonderful news via the Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation that 2016 male Blue Y1, from Nest 1A, has been photographed by a trailcam at the Urdaibai Bird Center in Spain. As you can see, Y1 was at Urdaibai yesterday … Continue reading

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