British ospreys coming back from migration


This video from Scotland is called RSPB Loch Garten Ospreys – EJ laying first egg of 2009.

From Wildlife Extra:

First ospreys arrive back in the UK

Ospreys back in the UK

On 20th March, Rutland Water’s most prolific male osprey, the romantically named 03(97), arrived back at his nest on Rutland Water. Ospreys have been reported in Wales – on the 17th of March, and also in Yorkshire on the 19th. There were several early reports form the south-west of England, as far back as 7th March, of glimpses of ospreys at several sites. On Monday 21st March, an osprey was seen over Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust’s Hilfield Park Reservoir Nature Reserve, in Hertfordshire. And at Loch Garten, EJ, the regular breeding female, has already retruned to her nest.

Osprey watchers in Scotland are waiting to see if the extraordinary Lady, the remarkable 25-year-old bird (If she is still alive, ospreys live on average just 8 years), that has raised 48 chicks so far, will return to her nest at Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Loch of the Lowes wildlife reserve.

Bird migration in the Netherlands: here.

8 thoughts on “British ospreys coming back from migration

  1. Confused osprey: Is Diss in Africa?

    Wildlife: Satellite tracking suggested today that one of a pair of young ospreys on their first migration to Africa may have lost her bearings.

    A three-month-old female christened Tore was still in the nest where she was reared in the RSPB’s Loch Garten reserve in the Scottish Highlands last Wednesday but has now set off on a zig-zag tour of Britain.

    Fledgling ospreys do not migrate with their parents on their first journey to Africa, which can lead to mistakes as they figure out the route.

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/

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