Welcome to the Lake District Osprey Project website 2021.
Dodd Viewpoints – The Forest, car-park and Sawmill Tea rooms are currently open at Dodd. However, given the current health emergency, and guidance from Government on social distancing, to safeguard everyone, we still cannot provide telescopes or staffed information at the Dodd Viewpoints throughout this 2021 season.
Whinlatter webcam – Similarly, we still cannot provide this service due to corona virus regulations
- You are very welcome to take your own optics to the viewing points to look at the breeding birds.
- Son of Bassenthwaite breeding in South Lakes! – Check out the live webcam from Foulshaw (Cumbria Wildlife Trust) on tab above.
For further information view:-
Current status of Bassenthwaite Ospreys:- A pair of ospreys nested on Bassenthwaite last year 2020, and hatched two chicks successfully. The adults and juveniles left the Lake and started their migration to Africa in the autumn. As usual, it was crossed fingers that they made it through all the hazards to arrive safely at their destination.
Two adults have arrived (30.03.2021) Juveniles will stay in Africa for one to three years until they are mature
A clutch of Eggs are now laid, (11.04.2021 – 15.04.2021) and have hatched.
There are two chicks, hatched late May – The female is guarding them and the male catching fish for himself and the family.
- 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