A sharp-eared member of the team was walking around Ullswater last Sunday and heard an osprey calling. It was in the trees just beyond the Glencoyne car park. They tried to identify from the calls where it was, to get a photo, but there are too many trees! It was calling for a good 15/20 minutes before it seemed to fly further away. Still no signs of our pair though.
However, even when the valley still looks so bare all the ingredients are there waiting for the Spring sun to shine again. A fence full of nesting material for instance!