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The Kielder Forest osprey chicks on nest number two continue to grow and develop their hunting skills. They were spotted this weekend hanging out on the home nest, enjoying some fish.
Expert Osprey watchers at Kielder were thrilled this week when the final two osprey chicks born at Kielder this year took to the skies – after bouncing on the nest for some time. The birds did well and seemed to enjoy soaring journey into the skies above the forest.
It has been a roller-coaster of a week for people watching and interested in the Kielder osprey chicks, with the loss of two chicks, and fears for another, which re-emerged safely this week. A third, smaller chick was fighting for survival but is now holding its own, gaining weight and competing for food.
The first osprey chick of 2012 hatched at Kieler on Saturday, with a second emerging on Monday. They were born in one of the two osprey nests in the 62,000 hectare (155,000 acre) Northumbrian wilderness. Kielder Forest in the North of England is one of the few locations where the bird has naturally recolonised after becoming extinct in the 19th century.