Welcome to the Lake District Osprey Project website 2021.
Dodd Viewpoints – The Forest, car-park and Sawmill Tea rooms are currently open at Dodd.
Given the current health emergency, and guidance from Government on social distancing, to safeguard everyone, we unfortunately could not provide telescopes or staffed information at the Dodd Viewpoints throughout the 2021 season.
Whinlatter webcam – Similarly, we could not provide this service due to corona virus regulation
For further information on the forests view:-
Current status of Bassenthwaite Ospreys:-
The Bassenthwaite Ospreys along with the rest of the Northern nesting ospreys started their migrations back to Africa and the Mediterranean at the end of August/beginning of September.
2021 Breeding season
Two adults arrived on about (30.03.2021)
A clutch of Eggs were laid, (c 11.04.2021 – 15.04.2021) .
There were two chicks, hatched late May – The female guarded them and the male caught fish for himself and the family.
By the end of August they left as individuals for Africa.
Looking forward to their return next Spring 2022
- 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