Ospreys at Kielder
2016 was a remarkable year for Kielder Ospreys. A fourth pair of birds bred for the first time, raising two healthy youngsters. In total from the four nests ten chicks fledged successfully, the eleventh - one of four chicks on Nest 1A - has not been seen since she left the nest.
41 chicks have fledged successfully from Kielder Forest since 2009 when re-colonisation began - an impressive contribution to the northern osprey population.
The history of ospreys at Kielder is summarised on the timeline https://kielderospreys.wordpress.com/timeline-2017/timeline-2013/
After an absence of more than 200 years in Northumberland, Kielder Forest is fortunate to be home to these magnificent birds of prey. You will be able to observe them through telescopes, watch live webcams, and learn about the ospreys at Kielder with the help of a fantastic bunch of Northumberland Wildlife Trust volunteers during ‘Osprey Watch’ season. Starting from the 15th April, Osprey Watch will be running from Kielder Waterside every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (10:30 am – 16:30 pm) up until late August once the ospreys have migrated to warmer climates. Look forward to seeing you there!
You can support Osprey Watch by donating via the link below.
Nestcams showing activity from Nest 1A, Nest 2 and Nest 4 are streaming to Kielder Castle Cafe. Live footage from Nests 1A and Nest 2 can be seen in the Osprey Cabin at Leaplish.
Follow the season in detail by reading the blog, http://kielderospreys.wordpress.com.
Photo: Simon Mackie. Blagdon Lake. Somerset 31.3.13
What you said:
“Great to see the male and female together.” – Murray family, County Durham
“Fantastic to see such a rare sight!” – Lindsay Kemp, Isle of Wight
"Wonderful! Really excellent information.” – Margaret Clate, Newcastle
“Very knowledgeable guide. Great to see the ospreys. Thanks!!” – Dawn Livesey, Lancashire
Kielder Osprey Watch is possible thanks to the hard work of Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust, Forestry Commission, RSPB, Northumberland Wildlife Trust, Northumbrian Water and other partners. We would like to thank Bellingham Fund and Northumberland National Park Area Action Fund for their support this year which has funded volunteer support and leaflets to improve the visitor experience.