Category Archives: Nest 4

Double sad news from the Forest. And a lucky escape

Over 48 hours of wind and rain in Kielder Forest have left their mark. Chick 3 on Nest 4 has not survived. Footage showed that s/he was not receiving much shelter for significant periods. It is impossible for an average … Continue reading

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Nests 4, 7 and 3 updates

The chicks on Nest 4 – probably the oldest in the Forest – are thriving. Chicks 1 and 3 have markedly more amber eyes than chick 2 (the bottom osprey). Plenty of feeding but not much exercise has been captured … Continue reading

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Nest 6 and Nest 4 news, and more

First, a clarification. From footage it looked as though egg 3 on Nest 6 hatched late on 1 June. It is now clear that the part egg shell with a chick nearby was actually chick 2’s shell, and chick 2. … Continue reading

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Nest 4 catch up and more

The 3 chicks on Nest 4 continue to do well. By yesterday morning the rusty feathers on the nape of the neck were starting to show on chicks 1 and 2. Chick 3 is still noticeably smaller than the older … Continue reading

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Nest 4 update

69 and Mrs 69 have lost their chick 3 three times in their five years of breeding at Kielder. We don’t know if there were three chicks in their first year, but only two were visible when tall enough to … Continue reading

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Mainly Nest 3 news

Firstly, there was no sign of chick 4 on Nest 1A today. The parents will have removed the body. The forest and the reservoir can support four chick nests. But the weather – especially at the elevations of most nests … Continue reading

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Nest 4 chicks are changing. And other news

The 3 chicks on Nest 4 are entering the dinosaur or reptilian phase, popular terms for the point at 10-12 days when their dense and dark second down begins to emerge. The first image shows them on 2 June. The … Continue reading

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Nest 4 news

Life was peaceful – mostly – at Nest 4 yesterday. 69 disturbed the sleeping chicks when he landed with a twiggy stick. Shortly before Mrs 69 topped up the family, some sibling rivalry broke out. It is common at this … Continue reading

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A 3rd 2018 Kielder youngster seen in the county

When out in the Northumberland hills yesterday, David Dinsley saw and photographed his first osprey of the season. It was Kielder Nest 4 Blue 227, named Belling. Here’s a photo from ringing. He was one of 2 male chicks for … Continue reading

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Full house for Nest 4

Retrieved footage shows that chick 3 had hatched by 08.00 on 28 May. As s/he looked quite strong by then, it is possible hatching occurred after 18.00 the previous evening. Egg 3 wasn’t visible during the last segment of recording … Continue reading

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