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  • Blog Post: Keeping a watchful eye

    There's quite the tale unfolding over on the Loch Garten osprey diary . Not only are team tracking one of this year's youngsters, Caledonia, as she sits tight in Spain, but now they've even got some eyes on the ground keeping watch over her! To find out more, head over to the Loch Garten...
  • Blog Post: Get involved at Glaslyn

    As if the draw of ospreys wasn't enough, our Glaslyn team are going all out this weekend with plenty of activities to entice and entertain. Try your hand at osprey nest building, check out what the local cuisine is with our barn owl pellet dissections, and use your cunning to solve the treasure hunt...
  • Blog Post: Daily routines and a definite break from the norm

    Whilst the young Loch Garten ospreys seem to have settled themselves into somewhat of a daily routine, back on the reserve there was a surprise in store for Richard as he encountered a very unexpected visitor on Sunday afternoon. Can you guess what it might be? To find out more check out the latest post...
  • Blog Post: Eggsellent news

    We've got our first osprey eggs of the season! The Glaslyn ospreys have pipped the other pairs to the post by producing not only this year's first, but also its second osprey egg. The first arrived on Sunday and the second at lunchtime yesterday. Who do you think will be next? Loch Garten or...
  • Blog Post: More egg-citement at Loch Garten

    Just a quickie to say there's been more egg action over on the Loch Garten osprey diary . Check it out!
  • Blog Post: Raptors around the Rock

    There really isn't a great deal to say about our Peregrines this week, as we've hardly seen anything of them! However, I thought this would be a good opportunity to tell you a bit more about the other raptors we see up at the Symonds Yat rock. Buzzards are seen every day and they are now the...
  • 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: Two eggs!

    For anyone who missed the news - EJ and Odin now have two eggs. Check out the latest from the nest over on the Loch Garten osprey diary .
  • Blog Post: Glaslyn ospreys end the week on a high

    After the sad news yesterday, we're pleased to be able to end the week on a happier note - the first Glaslyn osprey chick has hatched . You can keep up to date with all the latest over at the Glaslyn osprey diary .
  • Blog Post: All change at Aberfoyle

    After what seems like a couple of weeks of musical nests, we finally have eggs in the nest at Aberfoyle. The first was laid on Saturday morning, with the second arriving Monday afternoon. The female is now sat incubating them and hopefully we'll have chicks in a few weeks time. Here's the...
  • Blog Post: All grown up

    Glaslyn chick number three is airborn! 79 took her first flight yesterday morning, so that's all three chicks fledged before any of our others.
  • Blog Post: The wait is over

    The first osprey chick has hatched up at Loch Garten. The new arrival made its first appearance over night on Thursday and has been captivating staff and visitors alike since then. Check out the Loch Garten osprey blog for all the details.
  • Blog Post: And he's off!

    Bynack, the male osprey chick at Loch Garten , has finally taken the plunge and fledged. To find out how he got on, check out the latest Loch Garten ospreys blog post .
  • Blog Post: Spotted! Osprey returns

    Sticking to the theme of returning birds - last Thursday saw the return of the male osprey to Glaslyn. Having spent the winter in West Africa, he's made the long journey back to his usual haunt for the eighth year in a row. The viewing site is now open to visitors until the end of August. There's...
  • Blog Post: In, out , in, out

    After some serious lovers' quarrels over the last few days, everything seemed to be peaceful up at Loch Garten this morning. Odin was being very attentive and EJ had laid her second egg. The big question was would we be looking at another round of egg hokey cokey today or would Odin give the second...
  • 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: Raptor Enrapture at Symonds Yat

    After a flurry of Bank Holidays and regal nuptials, it’s time to bring the tales of Symonds Yat up to date. Our Peregrines are almost certainly on eggs, as the traffic to and from the nest hole will testify. The female is doing the majority of the incubation as expected and the male spends lots...
  • Blog Post: Third time lucky?

    The third egg has arrived at Loch Garten, but has Odin finally finished his game of egg football and accepted it as his own? To find out, hop over to the Loch Garten osprey diary for the latest.
  • Blog Post: The prodigal son returns

    There was a rare visitor to the osprey nest at Glaslyn late last week. One of the 2008 chicks made a surprise visit, which is incredibly unusual as ospreys rarely return to the exact spot where they fledged from. Find out more by checking out the Glasylyn osprey blog .
  • 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: Record breaker!

    After arriving back a month ahead of schedule, the Glaslyn ospreys seem keen to keep ahead of the game. Not only have they hatched the first osprey egg of the year, but the chick is also the earliest to hatch in Britain...ever ! The chick hatched on Monday afternoon, much to the excitement of the staff...
  • Blog Post: Up, up and away

    There's been another fledging at Glaslyn . The eldest osprey chick, 77, fledged yesterday at 1:05 pm. She's the second of the three chicks to take to the skies, with her younger brother, 78, fledging last week. There's just the youngest chick, 79, left to go. To keep up to date with all that's...
  • Blog Post: Lucky Friday the 13 for Black Grouse walkers

    The ominous date was mentioned when the group met at Coed Llandegla at 5.15am on Friday 13 April. However, curlews and a tawny owl were heard calling through the darkness and eight black grouse were posing well on the lek when we arrived at the hide. After watching the lek for almost an hour, the grand...
  • Blog Post: You go away for a week...

    Blimey, I go away on holiday for a week and it all kicks off! It's been a really busy week for our Date with Nature sites around the country, with the arrival of familiar faces and the breeding season getting into full swing. Up at Loch Garten , EJ arrived back on Wednesday for her 11th season...
  • 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...