Category Archives: Osprey updates

Nests 1A and 2 chicks prepare for fledging

The two eldest chicks on Nest 1A hatched 49 days ago, so should fledge in the next few days. Although perhaps not today, as it is raining – a rare occurence this year. The youngsters have been strengthening their wings … Continue reading

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Nest 4 in the fledging window

The Nest 4 youngsters entered the fledge widow today at 49 days since hatching. But if either did fly, no chance of seeing it. It would be very surprising if either fledged today. This was one of the best efforts … Continue reading

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Nest 3 post-ringing

The Nest 3 chicks were checked today, to see how they were settling after ringing. The fish from last night was still on the nest this morning. Although the male brought a new catch in, the female fed the pair … Continue reading

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Nest 3 ringing

The Nest 3 chicks were ringed on a lovely summer’s evening – no midges! Unfortunately for them, they were just about to dine when the licensed Forestry Commission England Wildlife Ranger climbed the tree to lower them to the ground. … Continue reading

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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 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 1A ringing

The 3 chicks on Nest 1A were ringed on 11 July. YA was supervising from above, with Mrs YA higher and flying in a wider circle. After a few minutes YA retreated a little. The adults restricted themselves to occasional … Continue reading

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Nest 2 ringing

The chick on Nest 2 was ringed on 10 July. The chick was less docile than many, usually standing rather than lying on the ground when not having rings fitted and being weighed. Colour ring Blue 5L was placed on … 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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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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