Osprey chicks hatch

Four osprey chicks have successfully hatched in rural Northumberland.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 07 June, 2019, 13:02

Kielder Water and Forest park saw its first osprey chick of the season hatch on May 24, followed swiftly by three more over the past week.

Nest 1A had a rare clutch of four eggs and all have now successfully hatched. The partners at Kielder are now waiting for around six eggs to hatch - hopefully over the next week.

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Tom Dearnley, Forestry England ecologist, said: “It’s an exciting time, and the continued success of the ospreys is a joy to see. We are rooting for all the chicks, and we hope that the four in nest 1A grow into healthy young ospreys which successfully fledge. It’s just a short wait until we find out about the final two nests.”