Lake District Ospreys on the move.

Osprey flight 2013

Both our young ospreys are on migration.

Number 14 left Bassenthwaite on the morning of Tuesday 10th September. Having whizzed through England with a strong tail wind behind him, his first roost was just north-west of Cherbourg on Tuesday night. His most recent position on Saturday afternoon (1400)  was south-east of Bordeaux, heading towards the Pyrenees.

Meanwhile on Saturday, Number 15 left Bassenthwaite on a similar route to her brother but at a more leisurely speed. By 1100 she was over Coniston, by mid-day just north-west of Nether Kellet having a break. Our last position recorded so far was 1400 just south-west of Preston near the village of Brindle.

Any Ospreys around Bassenthwaite now are either passing through or possibly our male.