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

Our last day of this season was  August 31st.

However, feel free to take your own optics and  make your way up to Dodd Viewpoints over the next few days to spot males Unring and Blue2H, who continue to hold their territory, and perhaps witness the flight of female ospreys and young from further North using the lake as a staging post.

2018 Unring arrived Saturday 31st March. Sadly, KL did not return this season. Unring is now loosely connected with an unringed female, ‘Longstreak’ who we hope will return as his partner next year. 

 No 14 our ‘Star’ traveller, hatched 2013, spends his winter in Bioko. He started his migration this year (2018) on 19th March and is now hunting, but still a bachelor in South Lakes. 

  • 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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No 14 – On the move!

With Pete stranded on the Isle of Arran with Ali and Phil off in blowy Cornwall our boy certainly chose his moment to start migration.

He left South Lakes at 08.00 on 20th September, travelling obliquely down the country and arriving at Hayfield in the Peak District at 20.00.

He should be well down France by now.


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