Osprey Chicks on the nestWelcome to the Lake District Osprey Project website. Spring 2017 is in the air and will be stirring the instincts of adult ospreys very soon now to start the migration North. Good winds and safe journeys!

2016 Autumn – Our adult female KL left for Senegal in August. The tracker on Bega our 2016 female juvenile has sadly stopped transmitting, East of Senegal – we can only hope it is a technical failure but it is not a hospitable place for survival . No 14 our ‘Star’ traveller, hatched 2013, is back in Bioko..  Unring our adult male will also be sitting in the sun somewhere South.


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Sunshine and fog

No14 27031714 ---route so far 27th Mar 1(1)


No 14 roosted in the East of Mali on the night of the 27th.Unlike his previous 2 years he seems to be veering towards the West rather than the East – following more closely to his south bound migration perhaps. Either way there is a lot of desert yet – in Mali alone there are 480,000 square miles.

Back at the Bassenthwaite nest an osprey has been seen 2 days running now – but today the sun yellowed haze was so great it was only possible to see a grey shadow amongst the branches.

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