Competition to name new Kielder Osprey chicks

YOUNGSTERS are being challenged to come up with names for Northumberland’s latest osprey chicks.

YOUNGSTERS are being challenged to come up with names for Northumberland’s latest osprey chicks.

Last year Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust ran a competition to name the three chicks hatched near the man-made lake.

Olivia Graham, 10, from Wooler in Northumberland won with her suggestions of Splash, Spray and Aqua.

This year, the ospreys have produced three more eggs. If all goes well, this year’s winner will join Forestry Commission wildlife rangers when they ring the chicks in mid-July.

Elizabeth Rowark, director of the Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust, said: “The competition really caught children’s imaginations and once again we want them to come up with suggestions that capture the star quality of these magnificent, fish-eating birds.

To enter, email info@visitkielder.com with “Osprey naming competition” in the subject line. Include the names of child and parent/guardian, postal and email addresses and telephone number.

The competition is open to children aged 5 - 16. The closing date is July 6.

 
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