Tag Archives: Nest 3

Nest 3 post-ringing

The Nest 3 chicks were checked today, to see how they were settling after ringing. The fish from last night was still on the nest this morning. Although the male brought a new catch in, the female fed the pair … Continue reading

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Nest 3 ringing

The Nest 3 chicks were ringed on a lovely summer’s evening – no midges! Unfortunately for them, they were just about to dine when the licensed Forestry Commission England Wildlife Ranger climbed the tree to lower them to the ground. … Continue reading

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Nest 3: fish and more fish

In the 3-4 hours a day of footage from Nest 3, if the chicks aren’t eating, there is usually part of a fish on the nest. And they are often from sizeable catches. The chicks haven’t been exercising much during … Continue reading

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Nest 3: PTZ time

Many of you will know that PTZ stands for pan/tilt/zoom, a type of camera many osprey projects use as nestcams. We haven’t got those at Kielder, but Nest 3 chicks have their own version – preen/trout consumption/zizz! Those ‘activities’ make … Continue reading

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Hot chicks on Nest 3 too

When watching live during a download from Nest 3 this afternoon, the chicks were keen to shelter in the shade offered by the female. They had just eaten. She flew off for a short time. On her return, they gravitated … Continue reading

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Nest 3 chicks becoming ‘dinosaurs’!

By Friday afternoon, the chicks on Nest 3 were looking darker as their second down replaces their first. On Tuesday, there were few signs of the change ahead as they dined from a large trout. The chicks would eat only … Continue reading

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Nest 3 news

The Nest 3 pair did well during Storm Hector to protect and provide food for their chicks, both under a week old at the time. The weather was cool, breezy and wet at times at the weekend, so did the … Continue reading

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Nest 3: no hatch for egg 3, but 2 healthy chicks

Egg 3 was still whole today, and won’t hatch now. Given Storm Hector’s impact, a 1 or 2 day old chick might have struggled yesterday. Footage didn’t include any feeding by the female, although the male was standing by her … Continue reading

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Chick 2 for Nest 3

There was good news when Nest 3’s management system fired up to download – two squirming chicks! Chick 2 hatched yesterday afternoon. It was first seen on camera when the male arrived with a fish, and the female stood up … Continue reading

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Chick 1 for the new pairing on Nest 3

Chick 1 hatched yesterday evening out of nestcam hours. During recording slots today, it had eaten 2 meals by 10.30. It looks fine. The female was turning the eggs more often than usual in the recordings yesterday afternoon, and refused … Continue reading

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