Osprey sightings 2012

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Osprey sightings 2012

  • Alan  this seems far too early and given the weather forecast for the rest of the week it has not chosen a good time to return.

  • I do not understand what these early returners are up to. Normal birds seem to head straight for their nest. I have never heard of any nests occupied  this early.

    The sightings at Rutland have got earlier over time. See graph

  • Hi Alan, Tiger and Margobird. Re the early osprey sighting, it can happen. A few years ago the earliest osprey seen in Scotland was at Spey Bay on 2nd of February. Was the bird heading for Scandinavia? who knows.

  • kendol

    Hi Alan, Tiger and Margobird. Re the early osprey sighting, it can happen. A few years ago the earliest osprey seen in Scotland was at Spey Bay on 2nd of February. Was the bird heading for Scandinavia? who knows.

    Yes but no matter where they are going they are far too early. It would be fantastic to track an early returner to see what it gets up to.

  • Hi Kendol, I know that there have been some sightings during February in previous years but this was the first in January that I am aware of.

  • Vendee:

    mardi 31 janvier 2012

    Matte à Rambeau / Beauvoir-sur-Mer (85)

    1  Balbuzard pêcheur (Pandion haliaetus)        [Pascal Rétiveau  ]

  • Holland today:

    waarneming.nl/.../346

  • El Hondo yesterday:

    http://www.finesystem.co.uk/birdwatchingcostablanca/sightings.html

  • There was another January sighting on 10/01/2009 near the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire.

  • Vendee:

    jeudi 2 février 2012

    Matte à Rambeau / Beauvoir-sur-Mer (85)

    1  Balbuzard pêcheur (Pandion haliaetus)        [Pascal Rétiveau  ]

  • Lot-et-Garonne:

    Friday, February 3rd, 2012

    Lac du Brayssou / Tourliac (47)

    1  Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)        [  David Lambottin   ]  

    Comment : semble hiverner ici

  • Siracusa,Italy:

    Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

    Saline Migneco - Lavaggi (zona umida IWC) / Augusta (SR)

    1  Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)       [Natalia Tringali  ]

  • Osprey at El Hondo today:

    www.finesystem.co.uk/.../sightings.html

  • 2 ospreys at El Hondo today:

    www.finesystem.co.uk/.../sightings.html

  • Varese,Italy:

    Sunday, February 5th, 2012

    Imbarcadero Cazzago Brabbia / Cazzago Brabbia (VA)

    1  Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)       [Riccardo Moneta  ]