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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: 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: Getting carried away

    Guest blogger: Laura Reynolds, South Wales Date with Nature superstar The female peregrine chick in Cardiff was taken by surprise the other day. With her juvenile feathers coming through nicely, she was having a good practice at flapping her wings when she was taken by surprise by a great gust of...
  • Blog Post: And the rain came down

    Guest blogger - Claire Powell, Information Officer, Edinburgh sparrowhawks It's been a busy week here in Edinburgh. Saturday's horrendous weather didn't stop a few people venturing out and we ran our Sparrowhawk Family weekend including our name the chick competition. Unfortunately due...
  • 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: 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: 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: North of the border

    It's a busy time north of the border at our Argaty red kite event . The baby boom is in full swing here too, with two red kite chicks visible from the CCTV cameras and three buzzard chicks that can seen via the cameras too! Feeding time kicks off at 2:30pm everyday, so why not pop by, see our new...
  • Blog Post: Who's the daddy Cardiff?

    The three Cardiff peregrine chicks are going strong and it looks like there isn't just a new male in Chichester this year - there's one in Cardiff too! Our local peregrine expert has confirmed that this year's dad is a different male to the one who's fathered the chicks in previous...
  • Blog Post: New chicks in the New Forest

    It's not just the peregrine chicks that are braving the weather to emerge into the world this week - the goshawks are at it too! Last weekend saw the arrival of three chicks for the New Forest goshawks . They've been keeping a low profile this week (and with this weather who can blame them...
  • 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: 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: An unexpected visitor!

    It looks like our Bath peregrines are proving to be a handful even after they've fledged. A few weeks ago the female chick, CV, disappeared. She can usually be found on her favourite perch on St John's church, sat with her brothers, but she went missing for a couple of days. Then Mike Rogers...
  • 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: Confusion in Cardiff

    There's been some strange goings on over in Cardiff over the weekend. The team on the ground are in a rather tricky position at the moment. They can't see the peregrine nest with the camera so they're having to rely on the behaviour of the adult pair to work out if the chicks are starting...
  • 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 little something cute to brighten up your weekend

    It's not just the ospreys that have been busy at Aberfoyle over the last few weeks. The local tawny owls have had their claws full with a brood of chicks to look after. We managed to get up close with them earlier this week when the team from Forestry Commission Scotland came to ring the family....
  • Blog Post: Little ones arrive at Land's End

    Guest blogger: Lindsay Wilson, Land's End Information Assistant This weekend was full of excitement at Land's End - not only with the arrival of the Olympic flame, but also the long awaited arrival of the three great black-backed gull chicks! They are adorable little balls of grey speckled...
  • Blog Post: And they're off

    World record holder Usain Bolt may have broken all records when he ran the 100m in 9.58 seconds. But, he's got nothing on the peregrine falcon . At their fastest, these aerial masters of the sky have been recorded flying at a breathtaking 100m a second. That's 10 times faster than the fastest...
  • Blog Post: What's in a name?

    Guest blogger: Louise Smith, Scotland's comms pro The difference in the Edinburgh sparrowhawk chicks is crazy. Those bundles of fluff that we saw a few weeks ago have transformed into 6 miniature sprawks. They're an inquisitive bunch too and regularly seem to be exploring their surroundings...
  • 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: Growing up fast

    Guest blogger: Lindsay Wilson, Land's End Information Assistant Well, what a difference a couple of weeks make. Our adorable little fluffy great black-backed gulls , who we've taken to calling "our little darlings", are not so little any more. A herring gull landed beside one of...
  • Blog Post: Settling down to family life

    After causing all sorts of confusion last week, it looks like Cardiff's peregrines are finally settling into family life. Both parents are back at the nest (who knows where the male went or why the female was letting one of last year's chicks babysit) and the team finally got their first glimpse...