Tag Archives: Kielder ospreys

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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Nest 6 update

The chicks on Nest 6 have been growing well in recent good weather. Although that changed yesterday to heavy showers at times, they still had 5 meals in 11 hours of streaming from 4 fish supplied by W6. Chick 2 … 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 1A news

The most striking aspect of recent life on Nest 1A is the sustained sibling aggression of chick 2 towards chick 3. It began in the middle of the month, on a hot day when there was a long gap between … Continue reading

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Nest 6 news

The chicks on Nest 6 are continuing to do well. Streaming problems don’t allow complete insight into the 11 hours of streaming, but W6 is supplying frequent fish for the duo. Mrs W6 has become an expert in feeding now, … Continue reading

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An English intruder

A lovely evening in the sunshine on Saturday was marred for Nest 1A when an intruder disturbed the peace. Blue 283 hatched at Esthwaite Water in 2018. She has a Kielder connection. Her father is Blue 7A, who hatched in … Continue reading

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Some news, and the promise of more

We haven’t posted about Nests 1A and 6¬†for a few days. Streaming problems have resulted in reduced coverage, although we still have reasonable insight. Since the last posts the chicks on both nests have started to look more like adult … Continue reading

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Marvellous news and not such good news

We received news today that 2016 Nest 2 female Y6 is breeding in Perthshire with an unringed male and they have two chicks. These are the first ‘grandchicks’ for 37 and EB, as far as we are aware. And they … 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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Nests 1A and 6 news, and more

The last post had images from Nests 1A and 6 on 12 June, when Nest 1A’s camera lens was blurred by one of the chicks using it as target practice. The view of Nest 6 was scarcely much better from … Continue reading

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