The police were called to the Lake District Osprey Project nest site this week when a man was seen directly below the nest tree using binoculars and taking photographs of the nest. Our sharp eyed protection team were quick to respond and squad cars moved in from both Keswick and Cockermouth within minutes. The Ospreys were off the nest for sixteen minutes due to this disturbance but quickly settled down again once the nuisance was removed. In this case the person concerned was guilty of foolishness rather than malicious intent but with the Osprey eggs due to hatch in the coming week caution is certainly the watchword.
The Osprey family can be watched legally from the viewpoints at Dodd Wood and by CTV from Whinlatter Forest Visitor Centre.