Category Archives: Nest 2

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 2 ringing

The chick on Nest 2 was ringed on 10 July. The chick was less docile than many, usually standing rather than lying on the ground when not having rings fitted and being weighed. Colour ring Blue 5L was placed on … Continue reading

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Nests 2 and 4 news

The title is a bit misleading, as there isn’t much ‘news’. As on Nest 1A, the chicks are mainly dozing and preening, and feeding when the opportunity comes along. The chick on Nest 2 is exercising about as often and … 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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More on Nest 2

Losing a chick and, especially, not knowing why causes extra concern re any survivors – eg could they have an infection, or have been injured? Thankfully, the best part of 2 days monitoring of Nest 2 has found no sign … Continue reading

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Sad news from Nest 2

The Nest 2 camera hadn’t streamed since 19 June until today. It was a shock to see only one chick on the nest. The chick seems fine, it has been preening and snoozing – standard behaviour. It isn’t known what … 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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Too many question marks

Storm Hector left a big mark on Kielder today. Trees were toppled in gales, but more importantly for this website, the streamed nests suffered too. Nest 1A’s front edge had been displaced to the centre of the nest when streaming … Continue reading

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