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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: The name's Striata, Muscicapa striata...

    As our Peregrines enter their final week of incubation at Symonds Yat we have little more to report of their behaviour. They have been particularly elusive the past week, with just a couple of sightings some days. Intruders continue to come and go. We had four Peregrines in the air the other day –...
  • Blog Post: Avocet news!

    The Date with Nature baby boom is continuing with the arrival of the first three avocet chicks at Marshside. The first ridiculously cute little chick was spotted for the first time yesterday amidst lots of excitement from the watching crowd and two more have arrived today . To find out more check out...
  • 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: Out on a limb

    All four of our Manchester peregrine chicks have been busy exploring their home, climbing in and out of the nest box, wandering along the ledge and practising their wing flaps as their adult feathers start to appear. One of the chicks seems to have taken a liking to life on the edge and is determined...
  • Blog Post: Chicks coming thick and fast at Chichester

    The Chichester peregrines team have had their hands full over the last couple of days. Chick number two hatched out yesterday and chick number three made an appearance this morning. After one of my colleagues came rushing down the office to let me know, I clicked onto the webcam and was lucky enough...
  • Blog Post: Mr P the Bath peregrine IX

    Hello Hello Its me Mr P. Who wants to see a picture of my 11 week old chicky P? Here we go then. She's taking after her mum and has already out grown me. She's been making a name for herself amongst the local gulls as I can't tell you how many times I've seen her being sent packing...
  • 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: Nest news - 6 June

    I don't need much of an excuse to share amazing photos with you, but when they're this good, I need even less! These amazing shots were taken by L Campbell up at our white-tailed eagle Date with Nature on Mull. It's all going well at the nest, with the eagle chick getting bigger every...
  • 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: Bad news at Bath

    Sad news from Bath I'm afraid. Whilst three of the peregrine eggs in the nest hatched out successfully over the Easter weekend, unfortunately egg number 4 didn't. It's a real shame, but we're sure mum and dad will have their hands full feeding the three youngsters that are left. We'll...
  • Blog Post: Fledge watch!

    In other fledging news.... Chichester saw its second peregrine chick fledge yesteryday at 2:04pm. Black #46, the other male, was the second of the chicks to take the plunge. He caused a little concern first thing this morning when our eyes on the ground couldn't spot him, but he thankfully showed...
  • Blog Post: Flying high!

    It's been week of celebrations all across the country with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, but there was even more cause for celebration in Chichester yesterday when one of the peregrine chicks took a leap into the great unknown and took his first flight. 'Black 54', the smaller of the...
  • 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: Mr P the Bath peregrine III

    Hello. It's me again . Mr P the Bath peregrine. I'm in a jolly mood today writing this and not just because its dry for a change, but because yesterday my first chick of the year hatched out. That's right, Chicky P popped its head into the world just as the rain stopped and the sun came...
  • Blog Post: The pitter patter of tiny talons

    The first egg has hatched at Loch Garten !!!! For more details, check out the Loch Garten ospreys blog.
  • Blog Post: Peregrine progeny perhaps?

    Well another Bank Holiday weekend is upon us and it’s high time I brought you up-to-date with the goings-on of Symonds Yat . Our young Nuthatches have flown and the viewpoint has become markedly quieter in their absence. We’re going to miss them. Nevertheless, I’m delighted to report...
  • Blog Post: Striking out on its own

    The golden eagle chick at our Uist golden eagle nest watch event has made a bid for freedom. The six week old chick has climbed 20 metres out of the nest and has set up home in the shadow of a large rock. Normally, the chicks raised at this spot aren't able to wander off like this due to the big...
  • Blog Post: Almost grown

    It looks like the white-tailed eagle chicks up on Mull are taking their first tentative steps toward fledging. To find out more and to see the chicks doing their thing, check out the latest post on the Mull eagles blog .
  • Blog Post: Mr P the Bath peregrine VIII

    Hello again. It's me, Mr P. Well it's been a little while since we last caught up on what we've been up to in Bath. As you might have seen in springwatch a few weeks ago, my chicks have fledged. Chicky P my boy obviously mistook that when he hatched out in a puddle of water that he was a...
  • 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: And baby makes three...

    The Date with Nature baby boom continues, with the arrival of the first peregrine chick at Chichester cathedral . The team have been keeping a watchful eye on the situation for the last few days as the eggs were expected to hatch at any time. At 2:55pm yesterday, one of the volunteers on site was watching...
  • Blog Post: The first fledging on Mull

    After taking their first steps towards fledging at the beginning of last week , the largest of the Mull white-tailed eagle chicks took its first flight last week. It all went swimmingly until it came to the landing. To find out what happened, check out the latest post on the Mull Eagles blog .
  • Blog Post: Proud peregrine parents

    It's been a good weekend for more than one happy couple. The Lincoln cathedral peregrines have become the proud parents of three fluffy chicks, with the arrival of their fourth imminent! Stay tuned to the blog to find out when number four makes their appearance and to keep up to date with family...