The End of a Chapter

Today we removed the infrastructure from nest 1 in Wythop forest.  Ospreys bred here in 2001, they were an unringed male and a Scottish female, and were the first pair of ospreys to breed successfully in the Lakes for 150 years.  They heralded the start of the re colonisation of England by ospreys after being persecuted to extinction in the 1800’s.  After the birds stopped using the site in 2009, moving to another location, the site has been unoccupied, and we have now removed the cables, sensors and cameras due to enable essential forest management work.  Our hope is that after the work, this site will again become desirable to ospreys, and we once again see birds using this iconic site in Wythop forest.IMG_0920