Tag Archives: Kielder ospreys

Happy birthday to YA!

Incubation is continuing to be a peaceful event, with only a brief appearance by a crow on the Nest 1A perch to disturb matters there for a few seconds early today. Also today, YA is 11 years old. No day … Continue reading

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Nests and UV round up

The breeding ospreys have enjoyed the prolonged spell of good weather –  a sharp contrast to the wet incubation period in 2017. Moss, sticks and bark have been added to all the nests. Views of eggs come and go, depending … Continue reading

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Peace and no peace

A small amount of rain has fallen in the last week at Kielder, but most days have seen plenty of sunshine. There’s been much dozing on all the nests. The ospreys have been busy, too, bringing in sticks and moss. … Continue reading

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Brief update on UV

UV has been spending plenty of time in Kielder Forest. There are 250 sq miles to explore, so he won’t get bored! He does fly past the active nests from time to time, but so far this year he is … Continue reading

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UV at Kielder

The post about Y1 landing on Nest 1A mentioned UV’s presence in the general area at roughly the same time. Y1 was perching on his natal nest at 13.15 BST. At that time UV had just crossed Leaplish Bay, which … Continue reading

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Nest 3: a full clutch – probably!

Egg 3 for Nest 3 was laid on 8 May between 13.00 and 16.00. There were only 2 eggs during a recording schedule ending at 13.00, and shortly before then, the female stayed on the eggs when the male was … Continue reading

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Nest 2: a torrid time for EB

Mostly, the ospreys on the streamed nests have been enjoying a quiet time in the warm sunshine that prevailed over the Bank Holiday weekend. But EB had a disrupted couple of hours or so on Sunday. She had been watching … Continue reading

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Pinpoint landing!

At 13.15, another line was written in the history of Kielder Ospreys in the 10th year of breeding. After a pinpoint landing on his incubating mother, 2016 offspring Y1 proved he is bold, with four landings on the nest. YA … Continue reading

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Nest 3: 2 eggs confirmed

Two eggs were in clear sight on Nest 3 in footage from early today. The egg was probably laid yesterday morning, but the deep cup means it is difficult to see any sign of eggs during the occasional shuffles or … Continue reading

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Y1 reaches England

2016 Nest 1A male Blue Y1 was photographed at Portland Bird Observatory this morning. Regular readers may remember Y1 was at Urdaibai Bird Center on 26 April, so he has a staging post somewhere between there and the UK. Many … Continue reading

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