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Osprey Chicks on the nestWelcome to the Lake District Osprey Project website for 2019.

We re-open on Monday April 1st 2019. 

The big question will be whether our male ospreys will return to find new romance waiting for them!!

We hope our adult male bird will be starting his migration back over the next few weeks and that this year he will pair up with the young female osprey he met in May last year.

No 14 our ‘Star’ traveller, hatched 2013, is as usual spending his winter in Bioko, fishing and roosting before starting his 4000 mile journey over the Sahara back to the Lakes. Last year he built a nest and was seen displaying to attract a female osprey. Will he find a partner this year?

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

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The Osprey Viewpoints with telescopes at Dodd and the CCTV at Whinlatter Visitor Centre will be open from Monday April 1st until August 31st 2019.

We hope that our adult male bird will find a mate. Perhaps the female that stayed in the Valley for much of the 2018 Season will return.

We look forward to finding out if our GPS tracked bird, No 14,

will breed in South Lakes for the first time in 2019, after the 4000 mile journey across the Sahara and Europe. This were his movements (actually very little movement – just roosting and fishing) for the week preceding 14th Feb.

Today he sits basking in Bioko – 23C, Humidity 67%, sun and showers, wind 9mph (a bit different from the blow that we in Cumbria experienced last night!)

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