SOS goes out for osprey watchers

NORTHUMBERLAND Wildlife Trust is sending out an SOS for volunteers to help with the fourth Kielder Osprey Watch at Leaplish Waterside Park this summer.

For the past three years, breeding pairs of ospreys have arrived in Kielder in March and early April and stay until early autumn.

Activity on the nest tends to be mainly throughout July and August as the chicks hatch, are fed, learn to fly and hunt.

From Saturday, July 7, to Saturday, August 11, a team of volunteers from the wildlife charity will be spending each weekend and Tuesday and Wednesday between 9.30am and 4.30pm staffing an information point complete with information boards and telescopes set up for visitors to view the birds at their leisure.

Full training will be given to all volunteers.

Anyone interested can contact Lou Chapman, Northumberland Wildlife Trust volunteer co-ordinator, on 0191 284 6884 or louise.chapman@northwt.org.uk