ALL’S QUIET…

ALL’S QUIET…

The time I’ve been anticipating but also dreading has finally arrived and our family have all departed, hopefully on successful migration for each of them. The nest site is empty (and well cleaned by all the local crows), the skies are clear of those distinctive M-shaped silhouettes, the various trees no longer hide resting ospreys and the area doesn’t ring to the incessant squawks of our food-begging chicks or warning calls from both parents and chicks about intruding stranger ospreys.Continue Reading

Flying and Feeding

Flying and Feeding

What a difference a couple of weeks make! From panicky, rapid wing-beating flights and only slightly controlled crash landings, the 3 chicks now are well on their way to mastering the air. They are confident, strong fliers (with only the occasional misjudged landing) and are exploring the surrounding area, going further and further afield as…Continue Reading

WE HAVE LIFT OFF!

WE HAVE LIFT OFF!

Well, it’s been a really exciting time watching the chicks now the nest camera picture has been restored and seeing them as they develop their individual characters. Lilliard is certainly the boss chick and only allows the others to eat when she’s finished. Walter had been quite adventurous but took a real knock to his…Continue Reading

RECONNECTION AND RINGING

RECONNECTION AND RINGING

We’re back with you after a bit of an information gap caused by the camera breaking down half way through the hatching period. It’s been a frustrating and stressful time for everyone – people involved in the project and viewers – not knowing how our family were getting on and whether all the chicks survived…Continue Reading

MUSINGS IN THE SUNSHINE

MUSINGS IN THE SUNSHINE

I recently spent a couple of hours in the restaurant as I do most days, talking to people who were interested in learning about our ospreys and chatting with others about their “osprey experiences” both in the UK and overseas. When the lunchtime rush had died down, the intruding osprey had been escorted from the…Continue Reading

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