Osprey Sightings 2019

  • 17/08 08:53 Derbyshire : Western Osprey, Carr Vale NR
    one again (07:22)
    17/08 08:54 Nottinghamshire : Western Osprey, Newstead & Annesley CP
    one at Annesley Pit Top this morning
    17/08 09:00 Derbyshire : Western Osprey, Pleasley Pit CP
    one then flew north-west (08:40)
    17/08 09:16 Norfolk : Western Osprey, Burgh Castle
    one flew over (09:08)

    17/08 11:58 North Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Wheldrake Ings YWT
    one flew south (11:50)
    17/08 12:20 North Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Morton-on-Swale
    one flew south along River Swale (09:30)
    17/08 12:36 Suffolk : Western Osprey, Carlton Marshes
    one circled high over visitor centre (12:29)
    17/08 12:54 Hampshire : Western Osprey, Lower Test Marshes HWT
    one flew south (09:50)
    17/08 13:03 Dumfries & Galloway : Western Osprey, Dunragit
    one on mud at Pilanton Burn
    17/08 13:47 Kent : Western Osprey, Oare Marshes NR
    one flew north (09:55)
    17/08 13:52 Hampshire : Western Osprey, Fishlake Meadows HIWWT
    one still in tree from roadside viewpoint; also Great Egret
    17/08 14:10 Aberdeenshire : Western Osprey, Aberdeen
    one flew west over Bridge of Dee (13:15)
    17/08 15:11 Northumberland : Western Osprey, Fenham Mill
    one sat on post eating a fish (15:05)
    17/08 15:30 Derbyshire : Western Osprey, Ogston Reservoir
    again
    17/08 17:21 East Sussex : Western Osprey, Cuckmere Haven
    still at The Cut by Exceat Bridge  (08:35)
    17/08 19:28 Cambridgeshire : Western Osprey, Litlington
    one flew low and south  (19:10)
  • 18/08 09:19 Glamorgan : Western Osprey, Wernffrwd, Gower
    one on posts in estuary (08:20)
    18/08 09:48 Suffolk : Western Osprey, Landguard NR
    one flew south mid-morning (09:43)
    18/08 10:37 Devon : Western Osprey, Seaton
    flew low south-west over Seaton Station
    18/08 10:38 Derbyshire : Western Osprey, Carr Vale NR
    still (10:00)
    18/08 10:54 Kent : Western Osprey, Dungeness RSPB
    one flew from ARC Pit towards Burrowes Pit
    18/08 11:31 Essex : Western Osprey, Frinton-on-Sea
    one flew high south over the town (11:12)

    18/08 12:11 London : Western Osprey, Rainham Marshes RSPB
    one flew south (11:00)
    18/08 13:13 Hampshire : Western Osprey, Fishlake Meadows HIWWT
    two flew east (11:40)
    18/08 13:33 Kent : Western Osprey, Dungeness RSPB
    still on Burrowes Pit at back towards Kerton Triangle
    18/08 13:36 Lancashire : Western Osprey, Melling
    flew SSW over Moorside (13:20)
    18/08 14:15 Cleveland : Western Osprey, Wolviston
    flew low south-east over the Golden Arches of McDonalds mid-afternoon
    18/08 15:25 Northamptonshire : Western Osprey, Pitsford Reservoir
    two in Walgrave Bay this morning (09:30)
    18/08 16:14 Northamptonshire : Western Osprey, Pitsford Reservoir
    one still in flight to west in Scaldwell Bay late afternoon
    18/08 16:37 Essex : Western Osprey, Abberton Reservoir
    flew over Layer de la Haye Causeway late afternoon
    18/08 17:51 Devon : Western Osprey, Colyton
    one flew over high early evening
    18/08 18:06 Lancashire : Western Osprey, Stocks Reservoir
    one fishing (15:30)
    18/08 20:57 Hampshire : Western Osprey, Fishlake Meadows HIWWT
    still in dead tree (19:30)
  • At least two different adult Ospreys at Arne, Dorset, this morning. Both seen carrying fish, and one (Beaky?) eating on dead tree for a while. The other one struggled with its fish and eventually dropped down into a field where it was bothered by corvids. It then flew leaving the fish behind. This photo shows its tenuous grip on the fish before descending.

    © Alison Copland

  • 19/08 07:54 West Sussex : Western Osprey, Thorney Island
    one flew north over Thornham Point yesterday
    19/08 09:14 Dorset : Western Osprey, Lytchett Bay
    one (09:12)
    19/08 09:34 Derbyshire : Western Osprey, Ogston Reservoir
    still enjoying the confines of Ogsterbo yesterday
    19/08 09:56 North Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Bolton-on-Swale Lake YWT
    one flew south (09:30)
    19/08 10:19 West Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Walton
    one at Walton Hall Lake mid-morning
    19/08 10:55 Dorset : Western Osprey, Portland
    one flew south over the Bill mid-morning
    19/08 11:47 London : Western Osprey, Walthamstow Reservoirs
    one flew south-east (11:27)
    19/08 12:14 Staffordshire : Western Osprey, Blithfield Reservoir
    one in Blithe Bay; also Great Egret

    19/08 15:26 Cornwall : Western Osprey, St Mawgan
    one on fence by airfield perimeter track then flew off  (14:05)
    19/08 16:14 Suffolk : Western Osprey, Sudbury
    one flew north-east over Henny Bridge late afternoon
    19/08 16:40 Devon : Western Osprey, Horsey Island
    one chewing on a fish late afternoon
    19/08 16:57 Derbyshire : Western Osprey, Carr Vale NR
    again flew over (16:00)
    19/08 18:04 Kent : Western Osprey, Queenborough, Sheppey
    one at Deadman's Island
    19/08 18:17 West Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Walton
    one briefly fishing at Walton Hall mid-morning (10:05)
    19/08 18:19 Derbyshire : Western Osprey, Staveley
    one flew south over (17:30)
    19/08 18:20 Devon : Western Osprey, Aveton Gifford
    one at South Efford Marsh (SX687468)
    19/08 18:42 South Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Barnsley
    one drifted north over Penny Pie Park (17:05)
    19/08 18:54 Derbyshire : Western Osprey, Ogston Reservoir
    still
    19/08 20:45 Louth : Western Osprey, Seabank
    one
    19/08 22:04 North Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Dalby Forest
    two at Housedale this evening (one roosted at Flainsey Rigg and another drifted towards Givendale)
    19/08 22:57 Warwickshire : Western Osprey, Draycote Water
    one
  • 19/08 19:15 Northumberland : 3 x Western Osprey, Derwent Reservoir. 1 Unringed, 1 CN2 white on blue on left leg and another white on blue left leg, cerainly begins C but could be CK* or CX*.

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    Cheers,

    Bob

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  • 20/08 07:26 Essex : Western Osprey, Wakering Stairs
    one flew over road yesterday evening
    20/08 08:09 Derbyshire : Western Osprey, Carr Vale NR
    one still in tree opposite viewing mound (07:56)

    20/08 10:48 West Midlands : Western Osprey, Marsh Lane NR
    one flew south (10:05)
    20/08 11:37 Staffordshire : Western Osprey, Blithfield Reservoir
    still in Tad Bay
    20/08 12:18 Northumberland : Western Osprey, Big Waters NR
    juvenile  (11:45)
    20/08 13:46 Derbyshire : Western Osprey, Carsington Water
    one fishing on lake (10:45)
    20/08 14:07 Northamptonshire : Western Osprey, Pitsford Reservoir
    one this morning
    20/08 14:11 Kent : Western Osprey, Oare Marshes NR
    one over The Swale; also Whinchat (07:30)
    20/08 16:18 West Sussex : Western Osprey, Steyning
    one flew south over Steyning Bowl (16:15)
    20/08 18:15 Devon : Western Osprey, Aveton Gifford
    still at South Efford Marsh (SX687468) (11:45)
    20/08 18:18 Kent : Western Osprey, Harty Ferry, Sheppey
    one on barge to west (18:04)
    20/08 18:20 Cambridgeshire : Western Osprey, Grafham Water
    one off Marlow car park (18:10)
    20/08 18:28 East Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Easington
    one flew north over boatyard (18:27)
    20/08 18:34 East Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Kilnsea
    one flew south (18:33)
    20/08 18:43 Dorset : Western Osprey, Abbotsbury Swannery
    one on The Fleet to south-east this morning; also Common Redstart and 4 Tree Pipits
    20/08 20:45 Essex : Western Osprey, Wakering Stairs
    still, roosting at Haven Point this evening but distant
  • In reply to Mike:

    Mike B said:
    CH2 is a 2013 Female from Aberfoyle, mother is Green 11. Male parent un ringed.
    Several in the CK series from Tweed Valley.

    Apologies Mike - I typed the wrong ring number in and have edited the post to reflect it. The number is actually CN2. It took me a long time looking at all the pictures to decide that it was CN2 rather than CH2 - I know both ring numbers exist. Sometimes you think it would be better to stick with letters/symbols that cause no reading problems  

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    Cheers,

    Bob

    My Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bobs_retired_now/

  • Thank you Bob. I've deleted the post above.
    CN2 then is a 2013 Male from Dumfries and Galloway.

    Birdies LG DU update.

  • In reply to Bobs_Still_Retired:

    Bob Blue CN2 is the breeding male at Kielder nest 5A , I have told Joanna

    Valerie