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Update on Aberfoyle's mysterious female
Last week we brought you the news that our bachelor osprey at Aberfoyle have reluctantly found himself a mysterious female . Well, using the her leg rings, we've been able to find out a bit more about this new mystery lady. She's been traced back to Loch Lomond, is two years old and came from...
23 May 2013
There's been a bit of a baby boom for our Dates with Nature this week. The three Manchester peregrine chicks were the first to arrive, with the first two chicks making their appearance on 4 May and the third on 6 May. We can't confirm whether the fourth egg has hatched or not, and many people...
15 May 2013
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...
9 May 2013
All's well at Aberfoyle
Things seem to be running smoothly for the Aberfoyle ospreys so far. The female is currently sitting on eggs and the team think there's two, but it could be three. The pair have got themselves into something of a daily routine - the female takes the first incubation shift in the morning, the male...
30 Apr 2013
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...
20 Apr 2013
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...
15 Apr 2013
Keeping up with the kids
Whilst the Glaslyn ospreys have been busy settling back in and getting the nest ready for the coming months, the team on the ground have heard some rather exciting news about a couple of the previous Glaslyn residents. News came in from Kielder in Northumberland over the last couple of days that two...
4 Apr 2013
The bearer of bad news...
There's been some really sad news from the team in Loch Garten. To find out what's happened check out the latest post on the Loch Garten osprey diary .
30 Oct 2012
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...
24 Oct 2012
Record Shots of Osprey a Ken-Dee
My wife and I were spending a few days in the Scottish boaders and visited the Ken-Dee reserve where we spent a few hours there in the hide. Our patience was rewarded by spotting an Osprey hunting at the far end of the loch - well out range of her lens - however she clicked away and took a few record...
28 Jul 2012
HELP? Proposed wind turbines and ospreys - not a good mix?
Hi all, I'll be honest, my knowledge of feathers is limited! I can tell a peacock from a magpie, and a buzzard from an owl but I'm no expert, although I am very fortunate to be surrounded by wonderful friends who keep me company in the garden and around the croft. I count amongst my friends...
26 Jan 2012
Migration tracking links
Hi all As we are now at a time when most of the satellite tagged birds are starting their journeys, or in some cases well on their way to their wintering grounds, here are the links to these projects. Northern Bald Ibis Loch Garten Ospreys BTO cuckoo's Mull white-tailed eagles If...
19 Aug 2011
Rutland Water - Dawn Osprey Boat Trips 23/7/2011
Hi there I will be going to Rutland Water for the 'Osprey' Dawn Boat trip this Saturday, (6am) ...with the 'additional' sandwiches that we are looking forward to with relish. We will be joining a couple of other friends, and I am really looking forward to the big event We...
18 Jul 2011
Lyndon Visitors Centre Osprey`s Rutland
I hadn`t realised how far away the nest is from the hide and so I`m afraid even with my 500mm lense this is as good as it gets. I waited to see the chicks being fed but heard on the staff radio that the parents hadnt been seen for some time and they were calling in to ask what to do. But the chap in...
15 Jul 2011
Re: More ospreys in Wales!
They're hatching!!! One yesterday and another today! Great news, see the latest updates here , lets hope that there are plenty of plaice and mullet in the estuary for them!!!
6 Jun 2011
Re: Rutland ospreys
Hi Enki There is more info about Rutland Ospreys within the Loch Garton group on here. Here are the search results of the threads and posts http://www.rspb.org.uk/community/search/SearchResults.aspx?q=rutland+ospreys
16 Mar 2011
Coming and going
Some of you have already mentioned the start of the autumn migration, this is well and truly on the go now, just have a look at some of the figures from the Portland Bird observatory ! Swifts are shipping out en masse, many swallows and martins are gathering up and it is a great time to visit coastal...
11 Aug 2010
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