Category Archives: Nest 4

Sun and scrapes

Kielder Water & Forest Park has been bathed in warm sunshine for the last 3 days. With 3 breeding pairs of ospreys back safely from migration, would we see eggs this weekend? A lot of preparations have been made. When … Continue reading

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Nests update

The usual residents of Nests 1A, 2 and 4 are carrying out work on their homes in readiness for eggs. On their first full day together – a wild and wet one – YA and Mrs YA had several potentially … Continue reading

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More news of arrivals

Nest 4 is now in business. Early today, Blue 69 was with the unringed female seen yesterday afternoon, who can be confirmed as Mrs 69. 69 was on top of the telegraph pole  for a while. Mrs 69 flew off … Continue reading

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Another resident back?

A field visit to Nest 4 found an osprey standing in a windswept nest. Legs well hidden, naturally! But she looked comfortable, preening occasionally. Eventually, she stood a little higher, was blown off balance by the strong wind, then flew … Continue reading

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No arrivals at Kielder, but good news from Glaslyn

The local weather was better than over the last couple of days, after a snowy start. A visit to Nest 3, not a locally streamed nest, showed no evidence of a returner. There are no residents at Nest 4 either … Continue reading

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No arrivals at Kielder

The inclement weather has returned – after a largely dry and calm day yesterday – so it isn’t surprising we had no breeding osprey arrivals. A visit to Nest 3, which is not streamed to Kielder Castle, found no evidence … Continue reading

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Hail, not ospreys

There were showers at Kielder this morning, turning to hail this afternoon. The  three nests streamed to Kielder Castle remained untouched by osprey talons. The weather forecast for tomorrow is rather better, with sunny periods. The winds will be light, … Continue reading

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A wet day at Kielder

On the first full day of nestcam streaming, this was the most exciting viewing! Nest 1A had a visitor to the perch. That was the brightest weather during a wet day, although it has been mild and relatively calm. Nest … Continue reading

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“Osprey” at Kielder…

… but only the ferry, not Pandion haliaetus! None of the eight breeding birds at Kielder are back yet. Based on previous records, the arrival window hasn’t opened at Kielder, but several UK ospreys – led by Maya, the female from … Continue reading

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Nest 2 and Nest 4 updates. And news of an exciting overseas sighting

First, the exciting bit! Regular followers will be aware that we know of only one Kielder offspring who has returned to breed in the UK. Blue 35, 2010 daughter of the original Nest 1 unringed pair, has raised 11 chicks … Continue reading

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