Saturday, 7 April 2012

Waiting for news...

Hopefully Ozwold is still safe in Mauritania. He will probably return to the UK in the spring of 2013 when he will be old enough to breed.

In the meantime...I thought I'd put up a few links to see some of the ospreys that have arrived back in the UK. Ospreys have been arriving over the past couple of weeks, establishing bonds and making new ones. There's been sunshine, snow, plenty of fish and plenty of drama...
(The list below is only a sample of some of the great osprey sites)

Scottish ospreys

Highland Foundation for Wildlife

Beatrice returned on the 6th April to her nest site. Her mate has not yet arrived.
Morven is on her way...most recent data from Spain.
Red 8T is on his way. He is stuck in the Home Counties at the moment but his mate has arrived in Scotland and is waiting for him.
Rothiemurchus is still in Senegal

Scottish Wildlife Trust

Isla, the world famous osprey returned to her nest. Her mate The Laird, hasn't yet arrived but she seems keen on a new male who has arrived at the nest. It will be interesting to see what happens when The Laird arrives.
Isla is possibly the oldest known osprey. At about 27 years of age, she has laid 66 eggs and had 48 live healthy chicks who have fledged. Two years ago she was desperately sick and the world watched as she made a miraculous recovery.
Look at the action on the amazing webcam.

RSPB Loch Garten

Probably the most famous of all osprey visitor centres has seen some high drama on the nest sites as the ospreys return. Follow the drama on the RSPB blog...

Welsh Ospreys 

Dyfi Ospreys 

Monty and Nora have both arrived at the nest site and are re-establishing bonds. Follow the link to read about it and see some great pictures.

English Ospreys

Follow what's happening at Rutland Water with this great blog link

See all the action live at their webcam...

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