Category Archives: Nest 3

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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Nest 3: PTZ time

Many of you will know that PTZ stands for pan/tilt/zoom, a type of camera many osprey projects use as nestcams. We haven’t got those at Kielder, but Nest 3 chicks have their own version – preen/trout consumption/zizz! Those ‘activities’ make … Continue reading

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Hot chicks on Nest 3 too

When watching live during a download from Nest 3 this afternoon, the chicks were keen to shelter in the shade offered by the female. They had just eaten. She flew off for a short time. On her return, they gravitated … Continue reading

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Nest 3 chicks becoming ‘dinosaurs’!

By Friday afternoon, the chicks on Nest 3 were looking darker as their second down replaces their first. On Tuesday, there were few signs of the change ahead as they dined from a large trout. The chicks would eat only … Continue reading

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Nest 3 news

The Nest 3 pair did well during Storm Hector to protect and provide food for their chicks, both under a week old at the time. The weather was cool, breezy and wet at times at the weekend, so did the … Continue reading

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Nest 3: no hatch for egg 3, but 2 healthy chicks

Egg 3 was still whole today, and won’t hatch now. Given Storm Hector’s impact, a 1 or 2 day old chick might have struggled yesterday. Footage didn’t include any feeding by the female, although the male was standing by her … Continue reading

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Chick 2 for Nest 3

There was good news when Nest 3’s management system fired up to download – two squirming chicks! Chick 2 hatched yesterday afternoon. It was first seen on camera when the male arrived with a fish, and the female stood up … Continue reading

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Chick 1 for the new pairing on Nest 3

Chick 1 hatched yesterday evening out of nestcam hours. During recording slots today, it had eaten 2 meals by 10.30. It looks fine. The female was turning the eggs more often than usual in the recordings yesterday afternoon, and refused … Continue reading

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Thunder across the fells

Thunder was rolling across the fells of NW Northumberland at about 15.00 today. In Nest 2’s area, it was accompanied by hail. The other streamed nests had rain from which to shelter young chicks. All the chicks had fed not … Continue reading

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Harmony on Nest 3

About 3.5 hours of footage a day suggests calmness prevails on Nest 3. The new pairing appear ‘in tune’. Although the female is by far the most vocal. Fish supply is regular. The pair have been lying next to each … Continue reading

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