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Osprey Chicks on the nestWelcome to the Lake District Osprey Project website. Spring 2017 got off to a good start – female KL arrived 28th March, male Unring 30th March. Eggs were laid on 11th, 14th, 17th April.

First chick hatched Thursday 18th May and a second on Friday 19th May, and the third on Monday 22nd May. A full clutch!

No 14 our ‘Star’ traveller, hatched 2013, spent the winter in Bioko. He reached Cumbria April 16th. Since then he has been flying all over South Lakes but does not seem to have met a partner.

The webcam is now streaming live pictures. Go to ‘Osprey webcam’ tab and click the triangular button (Ignore popups about flash player.)

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No 14 Update.

With chicks growing rapidly there has not been much space to think about No 14 and how he is faring. As you can see he has felt no urge to return to his natal site. Instead he has followed a pattern similar to other juvenile ospreys in that he has a main area of interest – in this case South Lakes- and from there he makes trips out to other favoured spots. This sequence  maximises the chance of his finding a nest site, a fishing ground and a lady friend. Two major hurdles are firstly, finding these factors all in one place and, crucially, winning the approval of the lady. Despite being a super flyer and unsurpassed traveller, or perhaps because of it, it does not look as if he has succeeded in settling down this season.

.No14 Early June 17

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