Category Archives: Nest 4

Growing youngsters, and a bit about UV

The chicks on Nests 1A and 2 are looking more like young ospreys every day. They have been getting used to walking round the nests and beating their wings, albeit with some ‘rain stops play’ interludes. Like yesterday, all day. … Continue reading

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Development

Last week, until the weekend,  it was wet every day at some point. Then we had several days of hot and sunny weather. In rain or heat chicks tend not to do much – shelter, feed, sleep and preen sums … Continue reading

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Piling on the pounds

The last update on Nest 2 was a week ago. How the chicks have grown since then! Chick 1 especially – 22 days old yesterday – looks like a young osprey now. 37 has been delivering 2-3 fish a day … Continue reading

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A better day for Nest 4

Although there was yet more rain this morning at Kielder, the 2 surviving Nest 4 chicks have had a good day. 69 brought a middling size trout late morning. The chicks had two short meals during the wet spell. The … Continue reading

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Mixed news about Nest 4

Achieving the ‘right’ balance between sheltering small osprey chicks – who can’t regulate their temperatures well – and giving them enough nourishment is a tall order in prolonged bad weather. Mrs 69 has incubated solidly through hours of heavy rain … Continue reading

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Nest 4 update

Today is another relentlessly wet one at Kielder. Yesterday, when the chicks could have had many feeds during the day, 69 didn’t replenish the nest until nearly 19.00. Whenever Mrs 69 stood up the chicks begged for food. Just before … Continue reading

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Great news from Nest 3. And can chick 3 on Nest 4 recover?

For the first time in 4 years of breeding, the Nest 3 parents have a 3rd chick to raise. It hatched early on Sunday so at 1 day old had 2 days of rain to endure. But it it is … Continue reading

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