Category Archives: Osprey updates

About Nest 5

We’ve mentioned the new natural nest – Nest 5 – a couple of times in posts. Here’s more detail. The nest site is in an area of windblow – trees uprooted by the prevailing winds. When a block of timber … Continue reading

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Look who is back!

The nestcams are still recording, but lately corvids and kestrels have been the main visitors. There was a surprise this afternoon. YA was mantling as he landed – possibly at corvids – but he soon began to eat. And eat! … Continue reading

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Going, going… are all the ospreys gone?

Nest 2’s Bamburgh was last seen on 11 September, when she received 2 trout from 37 during streaming hours. ¬†Bamburgh hadn’t quite finished fish 1 before 37 arrived with another. She managed to eat part of fish 2 before 37 … Continue reading

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Osprey update – and some different species

Bamburgh is still at Nest 2, with her 2nd fish of the day. She still had a remnant of the first offering from 37 when he brought the 2nd. This is Bamburgh about an hour before fish 2 arrived. Much … Continue reading

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100 days and counting…

Bamburgh hatched 100 days ago today. She is still with us – her 2016 sister Y6 left 105 days after hatching, so the Nest 2 record isn’t at risk just yet. Even if Bamburgh had felt the urge to migrate … Continue reading

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Brief Nest 2 update

Bamburgh is still at Nest 2, with 37 supplying plenty of food. It was a wet start today, but Bamburgh sat preening on the nest edge at times – in between showers. 37 delivered 2 fish within 3 hours in … Continue reading

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Bamburgh is still at Nest 2, Blackaburn has probably left Nest 3

Yesterday’s post commented that Bamburgh may not have migrated, given her long absences from Nest 2. That has proved true, with a few brief landings this morning, and early evening presence eating a fish. No ospreys have been seen on … Continue reading

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Nest 3: has Bywell migrated?

The latest footage from Nest 3 does not include any clips with Bywell present since 29 August. Since then, on the couple of occasions a fish has arrived during recording hours, only Blackaburn has been there to receive it. The … Continue reading

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Hanging around – including intruders!

The 29 August post about the streamed nests mentioned Mrs 69 from Nest 4 not having been seen by 17.00. Cue her arrival not much later. Since then, she hadn’t been on the nestcam by the time of writing (17.00). … Continue reading

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Latest on Nest 3

Footage over the last few days indicates the juveniles are still receiving plenty of fish. On a wet Sunday, when the nestcam lens was covered in droplets, it was just possible to make out the male landing with a fish … Continue reading

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