The Lake District Osprey Project goes to the Bird Fair.


At the end of last week Nathan and Phil from the Lake District Osprey Project (LDOP) team travelled down country to visit the annual Birdfair at Rutland Water – another place renowned for its Ospreys. Not only did they get the chance to catch up and have tea with the Rutland Osprey team, they also gave a lecture about the Lake District Ospreys to an appreciative audience from the bird watching community. The highlight of the day was when Josele J Saiz from the Boletas Birdwatching Centre, Aragon, Spain presented a substantial donation raised for the project from trips to West Africa.  The LDOP wish to give special thanks to Josele and the volunteers, that link our organisations together.  More information on Josele’s excellent birdwatching trips can be found at Also, thanks to Tim and the Rutland team, who made us very welcome, and were instrumental in making the day possible.