In the past a lot of the Lake District nests news appear on a thread entitled News from Other Nests, which includes non-UK nests. I thought it would be easier to find the LD in one place, but if anyone feels this is wrong, or wants individual threads for the four nests - are there more - please let me know and I will either amend or delete.
In 2018 there were six reported nests, with 14 fledged chicks, including 'grandchicks', "the third generation since returning from extinction in 2001".
31 March 'Bird at nest, unringed, believed to be male!'
? Unringed pair on the nest
22 April Believe White KL(09) f (Loch Arkaig chick) will not return - she did not return
2 August "Although we have no nesting pairs this year, there are signs we could have two nests next year at Lake Bassenthwaite!
Second nest? "The site you are referring to was not knocked down, we monitored an osprey (Blue 2H(13)m born in Kielder 2013) building it last year and after the heavy storms in early spring 2017 much of this nest was blown away, although the tree is still to this very day standing."
"Kielder hatched Blue 2H(13)m returned spring 2018, he continued to build and add onto the very same tree, however he was also without a partner for much of the season so no breeding took place. The tree itself is quite rotten and we fear unsafe for future use, a new nest platform will be erected in the same area before the next osprey breeding season in 2019 and we hope that it will be used by the birds instead."
2018 Esthwaite Water – three nests, two of which were occupied.
Main nest pair: Blue 7A(14) m Ozzy & Unringed f Olive
Chicks ringed 10 July Blue 283(18) f; Blue 284(18) m; Blue 285(18) m
Another nest on private land: Blue 292(18) m; Blue 293(18) f; Blue 294(18) m
2018 Roudsea Wood Pair White YC(08) m (Glaslyn chick) and unringed female
Blue 280(18) m; Blue 281(18) f Blue 282(18) m
2018 Foulshaw Moss Pair Blue 35(10) f (Splash) and White YW(08) m Year 5 together, 14 chicks to 2018
Ringed 30 June 2018 Blue 5N(18) m; Blue 7N(18) m - thought to be male; Blue 9N(18) f NB 6N ring was broken on ringing day, so ring Blue 9N was used instead
Blue 7N(18) m was thought to have been seen in southern Spain November 2018
Job opportunity at Forestry Commission, Dodd Wood/Linwatter Pass for an Information Assistant (Osprey)
Birdie's DU Summaries 2018
Oh wow, thank you for adding the info re the two extra sites. Excellent to get ring info too! That is such good news!! The Lakes might be the place to head in the summer! I bet Glaslyn are delighted.
You will see reference to post by Ringlet which gave exciting news of two other successful nests in the LD. Unfortunately they were deemed to not be in the public domain, and Ringlet removed the post. Subsequently, I was directed to the web site of one of them, Hay Bridge Nature Reserve, and on their site can be found their newsletters which refer to the nest. I have been told therefore this is in the public domain, and you can read their updates here. I will add this to the title of the thread, but it may have to wait until I return to my laptop! www.haybridgereserve.org.uk/newsletters
Edit: sorry I can't see how to do a ''posh' link . There is no way to add a 'link' Editing seems to be a continued problem!
Foulshaw Moss 2018 chick has been seen in Gambia by Chris Wood! Blue 5N(18)m. Seen in Gunjur. www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/.../excitement-cumbrian-osprey-spotted-gambia
In reply to SheilaFE:
Sheila's link Testing
SheilaFE said:Edit: sorry I can't see how to do a ''posh' link . There is no way to add a 'link' Editing seems to be a continued problem!
Insert as we used to.....
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Thank you for the warning, ChrisyB.
And update from Bassenthwaite, here.
The osprey viewpoints with telescopes at Dodd and the CCTV at Winlatter VC will be open from Monday 1 April (until 31 August). White 14(13)m is still on Bioko
I am been remiss in not responding to SK2's post on 7 March, So sorry! I was away with only my tablet to deal with, thus my conundrum, but now I'm home, it seems to work on my laptop as you describe. Many thanks!
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