Timeline 2019

Timeline data for 2019 will be posted here as the Ospreys return and the season progresses.

27 February: Nest 2 female White EB seen at Somone Lagoon, Senegal
4 April: Nest 2 2012 Blue 2H intruded at Esthwaite Water
6 April: UV intruded at Nest 1A
20 April: Nest 2 2017 female 7L/Aln began her first Spring migration
21 April: Nest 2 2012 male Blue 2H landed on his incubating stepmum!
15 May: Nest 2 2016 female Blue Y6 intruded at Loch of the Lowes
21 May: 7L/Aln reached England
22 June: 7L/Aln returned to Normandy
1 September: 7L/Aln began her Autumn migration
6 September: UV still in Kielder Forest, after having built a nest
21 September: EB seen at Popenguine Nature Reserve, Senegal, near her winter home
2 November: 2016 Nest 2 female Y6 seen at Tanji Marsh, The Gambia

Nest 1A
31 March: Mrs YA seen on camera at 10.54, YA landed with a fish at 12.55
14 April: first egg laid at 16.30
17 April: second egg laid at 16.32
20 April: third egg laid at 12.41
23 April: FOURTH egg laid at 14.39
24 May: chick 1 hatched between 15.12 and 15.21
25 May: chick 2 hatched at about 09.40
26 May: chick 3 hatched at 16.41
29 May: chick 4 hatched at 11.21
12 June: chick 4 died
3 July: the chicks were ringed. Chick 1, female, Blue 204, named Cheviot. Chick 2, female, 203, Chesters and chick 3, male, 205, Craster
19 July: 204/Cheviot was absent when streaming began. She was next seen at 16.56 on 23 July
20 July: 203/Chesters fledged at 10.16
23 July: 205/Craster fledged at 08.45
17 August: last sighting of 204/Cheviot
19 August: 203/Chesters left Kielder Forest at 09.06 on migration
25 August: last sighting of 205/Craster at 10.43
31 August: last sighting of Mrs YA
3 September: last sighting of YA

Nest 2
1 April: both 37 and EB had arrived before dawn
17 April: first egg laid before 10.00
4 May: three eggs visible after a branch was dislodged
24 May: chick 1 hatched, time unknown
26 May: 2nd chick hatched by 07.00
3 July: the chicks were ringed. Chick 1, female, Blue 202, named Coquet. Chick 2, female, 201, Chirdon
19 July: 201/Chirdon fledged at 11.06
23 July: both juveniles seen flying around the nest area
13 August: last record of EB, but limited insight with no camera
25 August: last sighting of 202/Coquet
1 September: 201/Chirdon began her Autumn migration

Nest 3
2 April: the 2018 male arrived
7 April: the female arrived in the afternoon by 16.00
23 April: first egg seen, probably laid on 22 April
26 April: second egg seen, probably laid on 25 April
28 April: third egg laid at 13.45
29 May: chick 1 hatched at 18.58
31 May: chick 2 hatched before 07.00
4 July: the chicks were ringed, female Blue 206, named Catcleugh and male Blue 207, named Cawfields
23 July: 207/Cawfields fledged between 16.00 and 18.00
26 July: 206/Catcleugh fledged after 11.00 and by 15.08
19 August: last sighting of the female
31 August: last sighting of 207/Cawfields
5 September: last sighting of 206/Catcleugh, the male probably left on 5 or 6 September

Nest 4
7 April: Mrs 69 had arrived before 12.45, possibly on 6 April
8 April: 69 first seen, possibly arrived pm on 7 April
19 April: first egg seen, probably laid late 16 to early 17 April
20 April: second egg seen
23 April: third egg seen
28 May: two chicks seen, one at least probably hatched on 27 May
29 May: third chick seen, possibly hatched earlier in the day
15 June: chick 3 died during bad weather 9-14 June
2 July: the chicks were ringed, female Blue 229, named Corbridge and male Blue 220, named Charlton
23 July: 229/Corbridge fledged by 07.00, possibly the evening before
24 July: 220/Charlton fledged in the morning
23 August: last sighting of Mrs 69
29 August: 229/Corbridge last seen but no footage until 2 September
4 September: last sighting of 220/Charlton early evening
5 September: last sighting of 69 mid morning

Nest 5/5A
The 2018 pair Blue CN2 and Blue FF1 returned and have relocated to a platform, named Nest 5A
2 May: incubation observed, first egg laid pm 29 April or later
6 June: behaviour indicated a hatch between late afternoon 6 June and early morning 7 June
22 June: two chicks seen, during a feed
17 July: the chicks were ringed, female Blue 208, named Cragside and male Blue 209, named Chipchase
4 August: 209/Chipchase fledged by 13.15. 208/Cragside not seen since 4 August
21 August: last sighting of FF1
7-8 September: no sign of CN2 or 209/Chipchase

Nest 6
11 April: the 2018 unringed female arrived
19 April: Blue W6 arrived ‘home’ with a fish for the female
2 May: the first ever egg was seen, could have been laid late on 1 May
5 May: egg 2 laid at 11.13
8 May: egg 3 probably laid late morning or early afternoon
11 June: chick 1 seen after streaming began at 08.00
11 June: chick 2 hatched about 13.16
12 June: only one survived the night, remaining chick called chick 1
14 June: egg 3 hatched sometime after 15.48, chick called chick 2
18 June: the 2 chicks died in an accident
15 August: last sighting of Mrs W6, with her own catch
2 September: last sighting of W6

 

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 to 2019 page 1

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 2008-2018’