On Monday, as the Lake District Osprey Project came to the end of another season, we left three very healthy ospreys around the shores of Bassenthwaite preparing no doubt for their very individual flights south. Meanwhile, in the south of the county, Number 14 still seems to be in exploration mode. He is now taking a good look at the area between Windermere, Coniston and Ulverston. Will Grizedale Forest one day have it’s own set of ospreys? At the week end he was over Brantwood and Sattersthwaite. No doubt a trip south will also enter his mind all too soon.
With at least six nesting pairs of ospreys in Cumbria this year the future does look rather interesting!