Category Archives: UK

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 1A news, and a PS on Nest 6

The 3 chicks on Nest 1A had a good day yesterday in fine weather, with the longest of 8 feeds lasting 18 minutes. It has been a different story today, with only 2 meals seen by the nest camera until … Continue reading

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Nests 6 and 5A updates

A wet day at Kielder today is likely to mean snatched meals for the young chicks. The Nest 6 pair ate twice between 08.00 and 11.00. Chick 2 has dined well at most meals over the last couple of days. … 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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Update on Nests 1A and 6 today

Calmer weather today enabled the females on Nests 1A and 6 to give plenty of meals to their chicks. Courtesy of fish supplied by the males, of course. On Nest 1A, visibility of the dining room was partly obscured by … 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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A new intruder and an old hand

The chicks on Nest 6 had barely finished a meal this morning when their peace was interrupted. The adults spotted an intruder, and started alarming. A few seconds later, a female landed. And took off immediately! Blue 3AF is a … Continue reading

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Nest 3 and 7 news

The Nest 3 female hasn’t found a new partner since KM18 set up home on Nest 7 with KX7. He has still visited Nest 3 occasionally. 26 May was the last sighting, but with only a couple of hours of … Continue reading

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And then there were four…

Four eggs were laid on Nest 1A again this year, but egg 4 hadn’t hatched by the end of streaming yesterday. It was then over 3 days after chick 3’s hatch. It seemed possible that there would be no chick … Continue reading

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