Tag Archives: Kielder ospreys

Current Nest 3 news!

Hot on the rather dated news that 2015 Nest 3 Blue VW successfully returned to Kielder Forest this year, we have ‘hot off the press’ information about a 2018 Nest 3 juvenile. Yesterday, Renato Bagarr√£o photographed Blue 224, named Bywell, … 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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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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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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