Tag: Osprey chicks
If you love wildlife and have time to spare on Bank Holiday weekends, Northumberland Wildlife Trust invites you to become part of the team involved in the Kielder Osprey Watch at Leaplish Park, Kielder, this summer. This is a thrilling project in which to be involved and you will be helping ensure that the ospreys are here to stay in Northumberland.
Fledgling osprey chicks have been ringed by Forestry Commission staff this week. Staff and volunteers are really pleased with the health and progress of this year’s chicks given the horrendous weather in the last few months. Ringing will man the birds can be monitored in the wild.
The Osprey chicks at Kielder are starting to thrive after two very difficult weeks and are growing against the odds given the bad weather and heavy rain experienced in the North of England. The lone chick on number one nest is doing very well, despite the loss of its two siblings a few weeks ago. This chick gets as much food as it can from its father. The chicks on next number two are doing well an the small chick in the group continues to grow.
Wildlife lovers are being asked to scan the skies for signs that rare ospreys have returned to Kielder Water & Forest Park. The iconic species – which was extinct in England as a breeding bird for over 150 years – nested in the North East for the first time in over two centuries in 2009.