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Osprey return

Postby jaxhen » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:54 pm

The first osprey back to Rutland Water is 'Maya', earliest ever recorded date. :-)08 She is now live on their webcam for anyone interested.

Let's hope the Dyfi and Glaslyn birds will also return safely.
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Re: Osprey return

Postby bigyetiman » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:48 pm

From the OH who is this households official Osprey information bureau. Rutland's satellite tagged Osprey left Senegal at 1pm on 10 March, you can check her progress on their website. Plus 2 unringed birds turned up in Hampshire and Derbyshire today.
Big excitement to as a Spoonbill flew over the garden
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Re: Osprey return

Postby Marigold » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:55 pm

Does the underground network have any idea where these unringed ospreys came from? Its hopeful that there must be some unobserved and unprotected nests managing to be successful. it's a good thing they don't eat grouse!
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Re: Osprey return

Postby bigyetiman » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:02 pm

Isn't it just.
There is a nest in Snowdonia with unringed birds and more in Scotland and the Lake District. Plus you have many birds that are travelling to Scandinavia via the UK. Birds that have been born in UK and unringed will also be coming back and looking for new sites, hopefully the new nest site set up in Dorset will attract new birds that have no breeding site, plus I know that they are hopeful that Hampshire will attract a pair in the not too distant future.
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Re: Osprey return

Postby bigyetiman » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:29 pm

Maya's partner 33 returned to Rutland at 17.20 yesterday evening. They will be in for a chilly weekend
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Re: Osprey return

Postby Margaid » Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:56 pm

Couldn't see the Rutland nest for snow earlier but it's looking brighter and both ospreys are on the nest at the moment (11.56 am)
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Re: Osprey return

Postby Marigold » Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:31 pm

bigyetiman wrote:Maya's partner 33 returned to Rutland at 17.20 yesterday evening. They will be in for a chilly weekend


I bet they're blaming each other for the mistake in the booking!
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Re: Osprey return

Postby bigyetiman » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:08 am

We can imagine the discussion on the nest yesterday morning. "lets leave early for Rutland you said, beat the rush, and make a few headlines on the way, last time I listen to you"
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Re: Osprey return

Postby Marigold » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:00 pm

"And no, I'm definitely NOT in the mood, I've got a headache!"
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Re: Osprey return

Postby Margaid » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:57 pm

"'bout time he came back with a fish. Bet he's down the pub telling them about the one that got away ..."
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