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                                     Welcome to the Lake District Osprey Project website 2020.

Current status of Bassenthwaite Ospreys:- A pair of ospreys nested on Bassenthwaite this year 2020, and hatched two chicks successfully. These have now left the Lake and started their migration to Africa.

                              Corona Virus

The Forests and their car-parks and toilets are currently open at both Dodd and Whinlatter.

Given the current health emergency, and guidance from Government on social distancing, to safeguard everyone, we could not provide telescopes or staffed information at the Dodd Viewpoints this season – but fingers crossed for next year.

No 14 our ‘Star’ traveller, hatched 2013,  as usual spent his winter in Bioko, fishing and roosting.  This year 2020 he started his journey on 17th March and arrived back in the Lakes on April 6th. The diary tells of his day by day journey this Spring. He settled back in South Lakes on arrival but still has not found the love of his life! 
His Autumn migration has started and he is currently crossing the Sahara Desert.
14.10. 2020 ‘We have been made aware of a possible ringing recovery involving White 14.  We are working closely with the British Trust for Ornithology, and will update when they can confirm or deny these reports.’
 

  • Keep reading the Diary as we hope to put in osprey news and  new information about other wildlife of the Bassenthwaite valley as it happens

Please note, all images are copy write of the Lake District Osprey Project


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Through France and Spain and into Africa

Through Southern France and over the Pyrenees, skirting around Spain and over the Mediterranean (actually the bit called the Alboran Sea) to Morocco. 30.09.2020.

02.10.2020

Across the Atlas Mountains into Algeria and across the Grand Erg Occidental Desert to roost in the mountains.

04.10.2020

Then an odd divergence to the East along the mountain range, passing an even odder landscape feature.

A moon landscape with what looks to be an enormous meteor strike. The Tin Bider crater was formed in the last 70 million years, perhaps in the late Cretaceous or early Tertiary Period.Spanning 6 kilometres, the crater sits at the southern end of a range of hills.

10.10.2020

He’s crossed out of Algeria into Mali and he’s heading southwards to follow the Niger River which should take him through the SW corner of Niger into Nigeria and down to the coast.
14.10.2020

‘We have been made aware of a possible ringing recovery involving White 14.  We are working closely with the British Trust for Ornithology, and will update when they can confirm or deny these reports.’

 

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