Category Archives: Nest 1A

Nests 1A and 2 chicks prepare for fledging

The two eldest chicks on Nest 1A hatched 49 days ago, so should fledge in the next few days. Although perhaps not today, as it is raining – a rare occurence this year. The youngsters have been strengthening their wings … Continue reading

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On the way to fledging

The youngsters on Nests 1A, 2 and 4 are nearing the fledging window. It starts at 49 days. Usually fledging is a few days after that, but males generally fledge earlier than females and the oldest 3 in Kielder Forest … Continue reading

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Nest 1A ringing

The 3 chicks on Nest 1A were ringed on 11 July. YA was supervising from above, with Mrs YA higher and flying in a wider circle. After a few minutes YA retreated a little. The adults restricted themselves to occasional … Continue reading

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An interesting visitor on Nest 1A and other Nest 1A news

Fortunately, a couple of misty mornings have provided enough moisture to partially clear the camera lens. Mrs YA wasn’t happy to see an uninvited caller on Thursday. She made 3 brief landings on the nest. The nest that is streamed … Continue reading

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Splat! And again

Two of the nestcams have been whitewashed. First, on Sunday afternoon, Nest 1A’s camera received a direct hit. By yesterday morning the chick on Nest 2 had followed suit. No significant rain is forecast. Overnight condensation is removing some of … Continue reading

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Growing apace

In the last few days, the chicks on the streamed nests are looking more and more like young ospreys. They are just about able to stand for a few seconds to strengthen their wing and leg muscles by some exercise. … Continue reading

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Hot chicks

The last update on Nests 1A and 4 was after a very wet night on 19/20 June. The weather has improved day by day as Kielder Forest shares the sun and warmth most of the UK is experiencing. The chicks … Continue reading

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After the rain…

Doubtless fifteen hours of rain from about 18.00 last night was forgotten as the Nest 1A youngsters enjoyed warm sun and a great view this afternoon. YA provided breakfast as soon as the rain stopped today, and brought a rather … Continue reading

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Nest news

The lovely weather experienced by Kielder for most of May and early June seems rather distant now. After Storm Hector, Friday was still breezy and showery. Yesterday was wet at times and cool. It was 12°C at the lakeside at … Continue reading

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Nest 4 and Nest 1A update

First, many thanks to readers for their comments expressing concern for chick 3 on Nest 4. Sadly, there has been no movement from the chick this morning in 4 hours of streaming.  Mrs 69 is brooding only chicks 1 and … Continue reading

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