Category Archives: Nest 4

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 4 ringing

The two chicks on Nest 4 were ringed on 10 July, 40 days after they hatched within a couple of hours of each other. 69 was absent throughout, but Mrs 69 kept a watchful eye on the process. The chicks … 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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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 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 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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