Timeline 2020

Timeline data for 2020 will be posted here as the Ospreys return and the season progresses.

14 February: 2016 Nest 2 Y6 seen at Tanji Marsh, The Gambia
29 March: 2017 Nest 2 7L/Aln began her second Spring migration
7 April: 2016 Nest 1A Y1 landed on his natal nest
10 May: 2018 Nest 1A 221/Byrness intruded at her natal nest
21 May: 2018 Nest 3 224/Bywell intruded at Nest 1A
1 June: 2018 Nest 4 227/Belling seen in the county, ‘intruded’ at Nest 3 on 2 June
19 June: 2016 Nest 2 Y6 is breeding in Perthshire and has two chicks

Nest 1A

26 March: White YA landed (with a fish) at 09.38
5 April: Mrs YA landed at 14.31
20 April: egg 1 laid after 17.00 on 19 April and 09.00 on 20 April
25 April: first view of egg 2, probably laid early on 23 April
28 April: an egg laid at 16.51, egg 4
3 May: first view of all four eggs
28 May: chick 1 hatched by 18.26
29 May: chick 2 had hatched by 08.00
31 May: chick 3 hatched soon after 16.27
4 June: chick 4 hatched before 10.40, died 7 June after over 24 hrs of poor weather

Nest 2

31 March: 37 and a fish on his nest at 17.00
6 April: 37 intruded at Nest 4
9 April: a pair of ospreys present
24 April: incubation underway
5 June: at least 2 chicks being fed
26 and 30 June: only 1 chick seen

Nest 3

5 April: usual male on the nest with a fish at 09.33
11 April: usual female present
19 April: KN7 (2016 Perthshire, regular intruder in the Forest) landed on the nest. Intermittent presence thereafter, with the usual female sometimes

Nest 4

1 April: Mrs 69 intruded on Nest 6
5 April: 69 and Mrs 69 both present
17 April: egg 1 laid after 18.00 on 16 April and before 08.00 17 April
19 April: egg 2 laid between 15.00 and 17.00
22 April: egg 3 laid between 15.00 and 17.00
25 May: chick 1 hatched before 08.00
26 May: chick 2 hatched before 08.00
28 May: chick 3 first seen, probably hatched after 18.00 on 27 May
29 June: chick 3 died after prolonged wind and rain

Nest 5A

14 April: one ospreys seen at the nest
15 April: two ospreys present
5 May: UV and Blue PC8 seen copulating
9 May: incubation observed

Nest 6

4 April: Blue W6 landed at 16.26
5 April: Mrs W6 landed on Nest 1A at 09.15, Nest 6 at 09.46
19 April: egg 1 laid c 13.48, seen 13.49
21 April: a raven took the egg during the ospreys’ absence
22 April: egg 2 laid at 12.27
28 April: egg 3 seen for the first time, probably laid on 25 April, and also egg 4
30 May: chick 1 seen at 09.15, probably hatched before streaming began at 08.00
1 June: chick 2 hatched about 09.30

Nest 7

24 April: the Nest 3 male (named KM18) and KX7 were seen incubating
25 June: two large chicks visible

 

To assist with summarising the history of Ospreys at Kielder we have produced a series of pdf documents that you can download:

Kielder Osprey Nest Summaries 2011-2019

Kielder Osprey Sightings as of 8 April 2020

Kielder Osprey Intruder Data 2019

Kielder Osprey Intruder Data 2018

Kielder Osprey Intruder Data 2017

Kielder Osprey Intruder Data 2016

Kielder Osprey Intruder Data 2015

Kielder Osprey Intruder Data 2014

For more detailed timeline summaries for previous seasons see ‘Timelines 2008-2019’