Category Archives: UK

Intruders on the new platform

Yesterday’s post promised details of W6’s last few days on the platform after the unringed female migrated, and information about intruders. In a sense, the two are intertwined, as W6 enjoyed the company of Mrs YA from Nest 1A for … Continue reading

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A developing relationship

This post describes the bonding between Blue W6 and the unringed female on the new platform in Kielder Forest erected by Forestry Commission England. The first time they were seen together on the trailcam was 10 July, and we have … Continue reading

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Headlines about the new nest platform

On 19 October a post revealed that 2015 Nest 3 Blue VW had landed on a new nest platform in Kielder Forest, and promised more about the use of the platform. There is still some analysis outstanding, but the key … Continue reading

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Late news but great news!

After the end of the 2017 season, Forestry Commission England and the Kielder ornithologist identified a suitable site for a new telegraph pole and platform to be erected, and the work was completed in early 2018. A trailcam was installed … Continue reading

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An osprey and other birds

The three streaming cameras are still recording, although the number of visits by birds is reducing. This post covers the last week. But firstly, we have received details of the last intruder spotted on a nestcam. Blue CV9 landed briefly … Continue reading

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Highs and lows

The end of the breeding season can have stutters. It may seem the ospreys have migrated, but then one returns – like YA after a 10 day absence. The end is in stark contrast to the beginning of the season … Continue reading

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A Kielder osprey – and other birds

Regular readers will recall that Nest 1A‘s YA turned up on 15 September, complete with a fresh rainbow trout. He hadn’t been seen by any nestcams since 5 September, so was possibly away from the area. He was on his … Continue reading

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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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