Ospreys due to return to Northumberland soon

Nature lovers are being urged to turn their eyes to the skies to watch for the return of ospreys to Kielder Water and Forest Park.

Wednesday, 22nd March 2017, 07:37 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 09:55 am
The Kielder ospreys in 2016.

Last year was the most successful breeding season since the return of the species, with 11 chicks fledging across the four nests.

The bird dubbed Yellow 37, who has inhabited Kielder’s Nest 2 site in past years, has historically been the first of the ospreys to return from migration in Africa. It is anticipated that he will arrive back at Kielder in the next week or so.

Once more, the arrivals will be viewable via osprey cams at the Forestry Commission’s Kielder Castle Visitor Centre and at Northumbrian Water’s Kielder Waterside.

Fans can also keep track of this year’s osprey season at www.kielderospreys.word press.com.

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Kielder Osprey Watch is organised by Kielder Water and Forest Park Development Trust and Northumberland Wildlife Trust, with support from the RSPB. The partners are working hard to ensure that the ospreys are here to stay by maintaining a high quality habitat at Kielder and safeguarding and monitoring the nest site.

To post osprey sightings, visit facebook.com/kielder or twitter.com/visitkielder