Tag: Kielder ospreys 2012
A osprey chick at Kielder Water & Forest Park has flown for the first time! The maiden voyage was made by the healthy young bird after stretching her winds for a few days and taking a few hops on the nest. Her flight was a great success and soon she will be shown how to hunt by her parents.
Excitement has built at Kielder Osprey Watch 2012 in Kielder Water and Forest Park after rangers and volunteers spotted what they believe is a new male, not seen at the forest before. He has fathered a healthy chick and it appears he may have replaced the male osprey seen at Kielder since 2009.
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.