THE 2019 ROLLER COASTER RIDE IS READY TO DEPART

THE 2019 ROLLER COASTER RIDE IS READY TO DEPART

Welcome to the 2019 osprey season. This is just a very short note to remind you that we are expecting our birds back at any time and, if you are in the area, to keep your eyes to the sky. For the previous 3 years, Samson has returned on 2nd, 9th and 7th April so it’s likely that he’s well on his way. We have no idea when Freya might return.Continue Reading

GETTING READY TO GO?

GETTING READY TO GO?

This will probably be my last blog of the year as I expect both Samson and Freya to depart shortly. They continue to frustrate attempts to work out any sort of routine for their movements and they appear and disappear from the nest area with gay abandon and no thought at all for us watchers.…

OSPREY WANDERINGS

OSPREY WANDERINGS

This is just a quick update to say that Samson and Freya are still with us but are often spending much of the day out of immediate sight so there’s little to report……except that Freya went visiting the neighbours on 5 Jul and intruded on an osprey nest full of chicks at Kielder, much to…

HAPPY RINGING ANNIVERSARY

HAPPY RINGING ANNIVERSARY

(My apologies for the quality of the photos which were taken in extremely challenging conditions of intense sunlight, often straight towards the cameras, and heat haze. My thanks to Brian Clark for the first photo of Freya and the two of Samson bringing back nesting material, and to Kate Sumner Wilson for the two of…

A STEEP LEARNING CURVE FOR EVERYONE

A STEEP LEARNING CURVE FOR EVERYONE

This year continues to throw up new surprises and new experiences and so I thought I’d better update you all on what is happening at Border Ospreys. Our new female is gaining familiarity with the area and spent a lot of the time during her first couple of weeks here flying around, fishing and fending…

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