In 2009 it was the first time on record that a pair of ospreys had recolonised naturally in Northumberland after over 200 years of absence. To our and many visitors' delight the ospreys continue to return every spring and successfully breed. Even more special, since 2011 we have had two breeding pairs! Every year we have watched three chicks successfully fledge.
We are delighted to say our birds have returned again in 2013. Read the osprey blog and the most up to date news this year.
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.