Welcome to the Lake District Osprey Project website 2020.
We have had a gap where all staff and volunteers were on furlough but the ospreys have continued following the cycle of the seasons and have bred successfully. Catch up with them using the diary and media links below!
FIRST EGG LAID MONDAY APRIL 20th .
FIRST CHICK HATCHED MAY 28th
FIRST FLEDGING Circa JULY 20th
Given the current health emergency, and guidance from Government on social distancing, to safeguard everyone, we cannot provide telescopes or staffed information at the Dodd Viewpoints.
However, the Forests and their Car Parks are now open at both Dodd and Whinlatter. You are welcome to go up to the Dodd View Points and see if you can spot one of the breeding pair flying on the Marsh or fishing over Bassenthwaite, using your own optics.
- Current status of Bassenthwaite Ospreys:- The two birds flying in the area since the end of March finally settled down to lay a clutch of Eggs. We were not sure if there were two or three laid. Two healthy chicks were seen a few weeks later in the nest. These have now fledged, and are practising flying and fishing first with their parents, now with just Dad over the Lake.
- As of August 23rd the adult female osprey has not been seen and we have assumed she has started her migration back to Africa.