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  • Blog Post: News from the north

    It's all going on in the north of England at the moment. The first of the Lake District osprey chicks hatched on Friday and the second egg should be hatching any day now. Head over to the Lake District Osprey Project blog and the Facebook page for all the news as it happens. Then the exciting...
  • Blog Post: A case of mistaken identity?

    There's something strange happening at the Lake District ospreys . We currently have two ospreys on site, who are busily mating and setting up home, but we can only identify one of them! The male has been identified as one of the chicks born and raised on site in 2007 thanks to the ring on his...
  • Blog Post: Practice makes perfect

    Whilst the Loch Garten ospreys have started to make a move towards their wintering grounds, the Lake District ospreys seem to be content to stay put for now though it won't be long before the female makes a move. The young ones are getting better at fishing practice and are finally managing to actually...
  • Blog Post: A natural soap opera

    Forget Eastenders and Coronation Street - the ospreys at some of our date with nature sites could give any soap opera a run for their money at the moment! It's all happening in the Lake District where the female osprey has arrived back earlier than her usual mate, No-ring, and has proceeded to...
  • Blog Post: A quick trip round the block

    Guest blogger: Ella Dixon, Lake District People Engagement Officer Yesterday at 1.16pm the Lake Districts osprey chick (No 13) took a lucky leap of faith off the nest and took off on his maiden flight! He was only in the air for two minutes and he chose a very wet spell so views were limited, but...
  • Blog Post: And they're off!

    The Date with Nature season has well and truly kicked off. We had nearly 20 events opening over the weekend and they're off to a cracking start. The Lake District ospreys arrived just in time, with Mrs making an appearance on Saturday and a male, who looks like her mate from last year No-ring, rocking...
  • Blog Post: Life after fledge

    Guest blogger: Christina Turtle, lady of the Lake District ospreys After fledging on July 19 both the Lake District osprey chicks are doing well, flying around and coming back to the nest. We've been watching them attempt to fish daily, but so far we haven’t seen any success. They do a lot...
  • Blog Post: Lakeland's fish breathe easy for another year

    .....and we've packed away our telescopes, as the Lake District ospreys that have kept us entertained over summer, have now left us. The Lakes Osprey Project finished on 31 August. And, for the first time during the project, we had no ospreys to show anyone, which goes to show our project timings...
  • Blog Post: New ospreys in town

    Whilst the Glaslyn and Loch Garten ospreys have been back for a little while now and busily getting on with the job at hand, there's been little sign of ospreys in the Lake District - until now! We're pleased to announce that a pair of ospreys have been spotted at Bassenthwaite and the Lake District...
  • Blog Post: Keeping track

    With the Glaslyn and Loch Garten osprey chicks already ringed and tagged, last week saw the turn of the solitary Lake District osprey chick. The chick, which appears to be a male, is now six weeks old and seems to be in good health. He was fitted with a satellite transmitter and a white id ring with...
  • Blog Post: All change in the Lake District

    It's only been two weeks since I told you about the new pair of ospreys in the Lake District , but it now looks like it's all change again with the female from the pair being ousted by a new arrival last week! The victor has set up home with the male and things seem to be going swimmingly according...
  • Blog Post: Hidden gems

    It's not just the peregrines that are keeping us guessing about how many chicks they have, the ospreys are at it now too! When the Lake District ospreys first arrived back we were hoping that they would be cooperative and use last year's nest, which was all kitted out with a nestcam. Unfortunately...
  • Blog Post: Enjoying it whilst it lasts

    Guest blogger: Christina Turtle, our eyes and ears in the Lake District We've got a little bit longer to enjoy the Lake District ospreys as they're all still around, including our female. The chicks have been active, honing their skills and attempting to fish. The record so far for attempts...
  • Blog Post: One in a million

    It's been an eventful week up at the Lake District Osprey project. On Wednesday one of the visitors, John Smallman, got more than he bargained for when he was named the project's one millionth visitor since it first started back in 2001. To mark the occasion, John was presented with a framed...
  • Blog Post: One out of three ain't bad

    It's been a rough start for the Lake District ospreys . First there was the unseasonably cold weather we had last month. Then the young male seemed to be struggling to get the hang of incubating. To finish it all off, one of the eggs was removed from the next by parents, suggesting there was a problem...
  • Blog Post: Two for the price of one

    Our Lake District ospreys have taken the plunge and fledged, and both on the same day! Head over to the Lake District Osprey Project blog to find out more.
  • Blog Post: Plenty of peregrines

    It's been a busy old week on the peregrine front. The Chichester Cathedral peregrines got off to a great start on Wednesday with two baby wood pigeons making a surprise appearance after toppling out of their nest (both were fine in the end) and then another male came in to try his luck yesterday...
  • Blog Post: Unlucky Number 13?

    An osprey's first migration is known to be fraught with danger . They've got to navigate their way safely without accidentally heading out to sea, making sure they find good places to fish and safe places to roost, and all of this whilst withstanding a journey of thousands of miles. It's...
  • Blog Post: Come rain or shine

    Despite the unseasonal weather, the single Lake District osprey chick is holding on through rain and shine! It's growing up quickly, with adult feathers and features appearing before the team's eyes. The chick's also beginning to move around, flapping around the nest towards food, and developing...
  • Blog Post: End of an era

    Guest blogger: Ella Dixon - People Engagement Officer, Lake District Osprey Project After months of scanning the skies above Bassenthwaite, the team here on the ground have finally given up hope of the original male osprey ever returning. The male, known affectionately as "No Ring", is thought...