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  • Blog Post: What's the hurry?

    One of this year's osprey chicks from Loch Garten has made some impressive progress and had made it to West Africa already, just two weeks after leaving Scotland! Is it Alba or is it Caledonia? To find out check out the latest post on the Loch Garten osprey diary .
  • Blog Post: One less in the Lake District

    Despite a promising start, the Lake District ospreys lost one of their eggs last week. Around lunchtime on Tuesday, the egg was pushed out of the bowl of the nest and wasn't incubated that afternoon or through the night. The arrival of Wednesday morning saw the male removing the egg from the nest...
  • 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: Friday 13th

    Friday 13th may be unlucky for some, but it didn't stop the team up at the Aberfoyle ospreys from attempting to ring the two osprey chicks. (There were originally three chicks, but unfortunately the youngest succembed to the bad weather.) The only bad luck they had was the heavens opening as they...
  • Blog Post: Loch Garten fledge alert

    Looks like the first of the Loch Garten osprey chicks has taken the plunge and fledged. Find out more on the Loch Garten osprey diary blog .
  • Blog Post: Worth a try

    Having successfully raised two chicks this year, it appears Odin thought he'd try his luck one last time before EJ starts her migration south. To find out why check out the latest blog post on the Loch Garten osprey diary .
  • Blog Post: Best of the rest

    Has EJ managed to protect her eggs against the barrage of rain over the last few days and has spring finally sprung at Loch Garten? Find out more by checking out the latest on the Loch Garten osprey diary . It's anyone's guess how many eggs have hatched in Cardiff as you'll see from the...
  • Blog Post: Number 2 for Loch Garten

    There's now two chicks at Loch Garten! Check out the Loch Garten osprey diary to find out more.
  • Blog Post: Allow us to introduce you to...

    It's been all go up at Loch Garten over the last few days. The osprey chicks were ringed, tagged and named late last week. To find out what the newest additions are called head on over to the Loch Garten blog . There's also been an update on Rothes, who is an osprey on a mission at the mo...
  • 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: Chicks galore at Glaslyn

    The Glaslyn ospreys have had a busy weekend. The first chick arrived on Friday and it seems the others were keen to make an appearance too! Chick number 2 arrived at 8:05 on Saturday morning and chick number 3 arrived at 6:15 this morning. You keep up to date with all the action from the nest by checking...
  • 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: 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: Weekly catch up - eggs and intrigue

    What a week at our Dates with Nature! The first of this year's osprey eggs have been laid. The Glaslyn ospreys are in fact sitting on three at the moment (first was laid on Sat 6, second on Tues 9 and the third on Fri 12). The male has been busy bringing fish back to the nest and taking his turn...
  • Blog Post: Keeping an eye on things

    As Caledonia and Alba get used to their new found freedom and get ready for their first migration to Africa in a few weeks time, the Loch Garten team have been keeping track of what the young ospreys are up to, even when they can't actually see them. To find out more, check out the latest post on...
  • Blog Post: African hat trick

    Bynack's finally done it! He's picked up the pace and made it over into Africa to join Tore and Rothes. Where has his journey taken him? What peril lies ahead? Has Tore reached her final destination already? Check out the Loch Garten osprey diary to find out.
  • Blog Post: A raptor roll

    The young Loch Garten ospreys seem to be pretty settled for the moment, but that doesn't mean things are all quiet back on the reserve. Enjoying an autumn stroll, Richard found himself on a raptor roll on Sunday, but just how many birds of prey can one man see in a day? To find out, check out the...
  • Blog Post: Heading off so soon?

    As the summer ambles on and the nights begin to draw in a little, the osprey teams around the country prepare to bid a fond farewell to their feathered friends for another year. It looks like the first of ospreys from Loch Garten may have started to move a move back to Africa, but who is it and can the...
  • Blog Post: Rain, rain, don't go away?

    The team at the Loch Garten osprey centre must be the only people in the country who are actually hoping for the bad weather to continue over the next few days. To find out why, check out their latest blog post here .
  • Blog Post: Keeping tabs

    As the season at Loch Garten begins to wind down, the team are still keeping a close eye on the progress of this year's juveniles as they make their first migration south. Has Tore finally taken the plunge and braved the Channel and has Bynack managed to get beyond France? To find out check out the...
  • Blog Post: Three of a kind

    Last week it was the Glaslyn osprey chicks turn to be ringed and it looks like the poor male is completely outnumbered as we think all three of the chicks are female! The chicks are getting really big now, trying to pull apart their fish suppers by themselves and practicing with their wings...
  • Blog Post: A double hat trick for Aberfoyle

    There's something of a baby boom going on at Aberfoyle at the moment and it looks like three is the magic number! There's now three happy, healthy osprey chicks and three chubby peregrines chicks keeping the adult birds on their toes (or should that be talons?). The first osprey chick enjoying...
  • Blog Post: Naming day

    It's been a big day up at Loch Garten and the team are like proud parents because the chicks as they've been ringed, tagged, sexed and named! To get the chicks' vital statistics and to find out what they've been called check out the latest post on the Loch Garten osprey blog .