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Osprey Chicks

For the first time in 20 years a pair of Ospreys have nested in England.

Osprey’s are one of England’s rarest birds of prey.

A pair have nested and hatched Osprey chicks at Kielder Water and Forest Park Northumberland.

They were enticed there by a specially built nesting platform. 

Kielder Water is an ideal place for Ospreys as it means they are close to a large man made lake where they can fish.  The land provides conifers where Osprey can build their nests.

The male Osprey has been seen flying over the water, catching trout and taking them back to the nest for the chicks.

This is a success story amidst all the news we get of other birds declining.