Osprey Sightings 2020

  • 29/06 07:21 East Sussex : Western Osprey, Weir Wood Reservoir
    one again then flew south (07:13)

    29/06 14:35 Northamptonshire : Western Osprey, Hollowell Reservoir
    one again
    29/06 14:42 Hampshire : Western Osprey, Fishlake Meadows HIWWT
    one again
  • 30/06 07:33 East Sussex : Western Osprey, Weir Wood Reservoir
    again fishing successfully then headed south (06:30)
    30/06 08:22 Fife : Western Osprey, Isle of May
    one flew over to south

    30/06 11:37 Northumberland : Western Osprey, Whittle Dene Reservoirs
    one again over Northern Reservoir
    30/06 16:02 Northumberland : Western Osprey, Whittle Dene Reservoirs
    two this afternoon
    30/06 17:12 Northamptonshire : Western Osprey, Harrington Airfield (disused)
    one flew WSW (17:03)
    30/06 18:08 Lincolnshire : Western Osprey, Far Ings NR
    one
    30/06 20:23 Norfolk : Western Osprey, Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
    one this evening though mobile
    30/06 21:56 Lothian : Western Osprey, Straiton
    one flew high north (19:35)
  •  30/06 11:34 - 13:45 Northumberland: Two Western Osprey, Whittle Dene Reservoir. 1 unringed bird and 1 with blue ring left leg, unable to read ring number.

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    Cheers,

    Bob

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

  • 01/07 07:49 East Sussex : Western Osprey, Weir Wood Reservoir
    one again early morning

    01/07 08:54 Suffolk : Western Osprey, Lowestoft
    one flew south
    01/07 10:31 Northumberland : Western Osprey, Whittle Dene Reservoirs
    again in dead tree at north end of northern reservoir; viewable from gate next to hide (hide closed)
    01/07 11:04 Norfolk : Western Osprey, Rockland Broad
    one again (10:55)
    01/07 15:57 Hampshire : Western Osprey, Fishlake Meadows HIWWT
    one still; also 2 Great Egrets yesterday
    01/07 18:10 Northumberland : Western Osprey, Hedgeley GPs
    one then flew west
    01/07 19:29 Northumberland : Western Osprey, East Chevington NWT
    one flew over North Pool (19:20)
    01/07 22:37 Norfolk : Western Osprey, Buckenham Marshes RSPB
    one
  • Osprey reported sightings on Birdguides
    June 2019 - 108
    June 2020 - 211
  • 02/07 09:05 East Sussex : Western Osprey, Weir Wood Reservoir
    still early morning

    02/07 11:26 Northumberland : Western Osprey, Whittle Dene Reservoirs
    again in dead tree at north end of northern reservoir; viewable from gate next to hide (hide closed) (11:26)
    02/07 14:44 Durham : Western Osprey, Bishop Auckland
    one flew over to south
    02/07 15:40 Cleveland : Western Osprey, Scaling Dam Reservoir
    one (15:27)
    02/07 17:52 Outer Hebrides : Western Osprey, Loch Druidibeg, S Uist
    one again
  • 03/07 15:02 Staffordshire : Western Osprey, Belvide Reservoir (PERMIT ONLY)
    one over north-east shore from causeway (14:40)

    03/07 16:05 Northumberland : Western Osprey, Whittle Dene Reservoirs
    again in dead tree at north end of northern reservoir; viewable from gate next to hide (hide closed) (15:50)
    03/07 18:52 North Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Carperby
    one flew west up River Ure at Lady Hill (14:45)
    03/07 18:53 Northumberland : Western Osprey, Whittle Dene Reservoirs
    still in dead tree at north end of northern reservoir; viewable from gate next to hide (hide closed) (18:51)
    03/07 19:48 Essex : Western Osprey, Basildon
    one flew south (10:05)
  • From Ashdown Forest Centre posted today on the FB page, but written by Clive Poole, Voluntary Ranger on 1 July. 

    Someone asked "Maybe Osprey had been hunting food on Weir wood.".  The response was "I gather the osprey has been seen several times over Weirwood".  To which the Centre responded "Yes and over Priory Road".

    Photo by Alistair Gray.  The post was public.

     Ashdown Forest Centre

    2 hrs · Extract

    EARLY SUMMER 2020 REPORT ON BIRDLIFE ON THE WEST & NORTH CHASES OF ASHDOWN FOREST DURING LOCKDOWN

    The highlight of June had been the unusual sighting of an Osprey which I saw while walking on the North Chase. It made several appearances across the north of the Forest being seen by several individuals.

    Birdie's DU Summaries 2018

  • 03/07 13:05 - 13:45 Northumberland: Western Osprey, Whittle Dene Reservoir. Unringed bird, probably same unringed bird as reported on 30 June going by missing tail feather. Caught a small fish and ate it in small dead tree to west of reserboir

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    Cheers,

    Bob

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

  • 04/07 09:31 Norfolk : Western Osprey, Hickling Broad
    one (09:17)

    04/07 09:53 Northumberland : Western Osprey, Whittle Dene Reservoirs
    still in dead tree at north end of northern reservoir; viewable from gate next to hide (hide closed)
    04/07 14:27 Northamptonshire : Western Osprey, Hollowell Reservoir
    one again (14:15)
    04/07 15:09 Northamptonshire : Western Osprey, Harrington Airfield (disused)
    one flew west (14:49)
    04/07 16:41 Leicestershire and Rutland : Western Osprey, Swithland Reservoir
    one mid-afternoon (16:33)
    04/07 17:53 Northumberland : Western Osprey, Whittle Dene Reservoirs
    two in dead trees at north end of northern reservoir; viewable from gate next to hide (hide closed)