Osprey Sightings 2020

  • 29/07 08:40 Cambridgeshire : Western Osprey, Grafham Water
    still fishing at east end (08:15)

    29/07 10:56 North Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Nosterfield Quarry
    one flew over Flask Lake
    29/07 11:54 Staffordshire : Western Osprey, Blithfield Reservoir
    again from the causeway (11:43)
    29/07 11:56 North Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Nosterfield Quarry
    two over Flask Lake
    29/07 13:48 Staffordshire : Western Osprey, Belvide Reservoir (PERMIT ONLY)
    one between 13:25 and 13:40 then drifted south; also 5 Crossbills flew south (13:40)
    29/07 14:53 North Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Nosterfield Quarry
    one again over Lingham Lake (14:40)
    29/07 16:01 Borders : Western Osprey, St Abbs Head NNR
    one flew high south over lighthouse (15:57)
    29/07 18:17 Cumbria : Western Osprey, Anthorn
    one
    29/07 18:25 Londonderry : Western Osprey, Lough Beg
    one
    29/07 22:34 Hampshire : Western Osprey, Fishlake Meadows HIWWT
    still; also at least 3 Great Egrets (15:10)
  • 30/07 07:29 Derbyshire : Western Osprey, Ogston Reservoir
    one between 15:30 and 16:05 yesterday then flew north-west (29/07 16:05)

    30/07 09:49 Cambridgeshire : Western Osprey, Grafham Water
    still fishing on west side then flew over Savages Spinney mobbed by gulls; also adult Caspian Gull from Mander car park (08:45)
    30/07 10:25 Nottinghamshire : Western Osprey, Besthorpe NWT
    one mid-morning then flew along River Trent (09:45)
    30/07 12:15 Northumberland : Western Osprey, Castle Heaton
    one in tree overlooking River Till (12:10)
    30/07 12:34 Dorset : Western Osprey, Lytchett Bay
    one flew over (12:30)
    30/07 13:24 Lancashire : Western Osprey, Brockholes LWT
    one flew south (13:20)
    30/07 14:23 Cambridgeshire : Western Osprey, Grafham Water
    still over centre of reservoir; also 2nd-summer Caspian Gull and adult Yellow-legged Gull on valve tower by dam (13:15)
    30/07 14:27 Cleveland : Western Osprey, North Gare
    one over Tees Bay then departed south-west (14:00)
    30/07 15:06 Lancashire : Western Osprey, Feniscowles
    one fishing at Stanworth Reservoir then flew east (c SD640245) (14:57)
    30/07 16:27 Staffordshire : Western Osprey, Blithfield Reservoir
    still in tree at Tad Bay
    30/07 16:54 Hampshire : Western Osprey, Fishlake Meadows HIWWT
    still; also Great Egret (12:38)
    30/07 18:21 Cleveland : Western Osprey, Scaling Dam Reservoir
    one still (18:15)
    30/07 18:42 East Sussex : Western Osprey, Pevensey Levels
    one flew over A259 (09:40)
    30/07 19:30 Leicestershire and Rutland : Western Osprey, Eyebrook Reservoir
    four sat in dead tree overlooking reservoir (18:56)
    30/07 19:33 West Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Walshaw Dean Reservoirs
    one high over Walshaw Dean Lower Reservoir this afternoon then flew towards Gorple
    30/07 20:55 Isle of Wight : Western Osprey, Newtown Harbour NNR
    one on north side of Clamerkin (20:00)

  • 31/07 07:00 East Sussex : Western Osprey, Weir Wood Reservoir
    one at the dam (06:20)
    31/07 07:46 Leicestershire and Rutland : Western Osprey, Stanford Reservoir
    one flew through (07:40)

    31/07 10:18 Northamptonshire : Western Osprey, Stanford Reservoir
    one for 20 minutes then flew off south-east carrying a fish (09:54)
    31/07 10:21 Berkshire : Western Osprey, Swallowfield
    one late morning yesterday (30/07 11:30)
    FOUR again at Eyebrook!!!
    31/07 10:36 Leicestershire and Rutland : Western Osprey, Eyebrook Reservoir
    four in tree this morning
    31/07 10:51 North Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Gouthwaite Reservoir
    one drifted south (10:45)
    31/07 11:19 Cleveland : Western Osprey, Newton Bewley
    one flew low over A689 between Newton Bewley and Greatham (11:12)
    31/07 13:26 Cleveland : Western Osprey, Scaling Dam Reservoir
    two at west end (13:10)
    31/07 13:29 North Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Ulshaw
    one flew along river yesterday
    FOUR at Hollowell!!!
    31/07 13:49 Northamptonshire : Western Osprey, Hollowell Reservoir
    four this morning
    31/07 14:37 North Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Nosterfield Quarry
    still at east end of Flask Lake this morning
    31/07 15:14 Northamptonshire : Western Osprey, Hollowell Reservoir
    one still (15:05)
    31/07 15:29 Cleveland : Western Osprey, Scaling Dam Reservoir
    one still (15:20)
    31/07 16:23 Staffordshire : Western Osprey, Blithfield Reservoir
    still (16:10)
    31/07 18:22 North Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Wykeham Lakes (Permit Only)
    one on South Lake this morning
  • 01/08 07:58 Cleveland : Western Osprey, Scaling Dam Reservoir
    one still (07:45)

    01/08 11:36 Isle of Wight : Western Osprey, Newtown Harbour NNR
    one flew south (10:45)
    01/08 11:43 Staffordshire : Western Osprey, Knypersley Reservoir
    one flew over
    01/08 12:23 Suffolk : Western Osprey, Lakenheath Fen RSPB
    one early afternoon
    01/08 12:23 Leicestershire and Rutland : Western Osprey, Eyebrook Reservoir
    one still; also at least three Whinchats on field south of reservoir (09:00)
    01/08 14:24 North Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Hackness
    one early afternoon
    01/08 15:33 Cambridgeshire : Western Osprey, Grafham Water
    again fishing mid-afternoon; also Caspian Gull and Yellow- legged Gull in roost at Dam  (14:00)
    01/08 16:44 North Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Filey
    one flew over Mill HIll (15:45)
    01/08 18:45 Cambridgeshire : Western Osprey, Grafham Water
    still off the dam this evening
    19:42 01/08 Western Osprey Northumberland Derwent Reservoir
    19:28
    one still fishing this evening
    22:21 01/08 Western Osprey Isle of Wight Cranmore
    11:00
    one flew over
  • 07:12 02/08 Western Osprey Suffolk Lakenheath Fen RSPB
    15:00 01/08
    one reported again yesterday afternoon
    09:43 02/08 Western Osprey Dorset Christchurch
    18:00 01/08
    one flew north up Lower Avon Valley yesterday

    10:03 02/08 Western Osprey Dorset Lytchett Fields RSPB
    one flew over Sherford Pool towards Lytchett
    10:30 02/08 Western Osprey Cleveland Scaling Dam Reservoir
    two over moor
    11:26 02/08 Western Osprey Northumberland Coanwood Ponds
    one flew west towards Lambley Viaduct
    12:39 02/08 Western Osprey Surrey Tice's Meadow
    one circled over workings then up valley
    14:34 02/08 Western Osprey Wexford Courtown
    one flew south
    14:37 02/08 Western Osprey Dorset Lytchett Bay
    11:45
    one flew over Holton Lea
    15:42 02/08 Western Osprey Dorset Morden Bog NNR
    one perched in northernmost dead tree in bog forest as viewed from main track south west of Decoy Pond
    17:15 02/08 Western Osprey West Midlands Harborne
    16:57
    one flew south
    02/08 22:02 Leicestershire and Rutland : Western Osprey, Eyebrook Reservoir
    two today; also 2 Whinchats at north end (11:00)
    02/08 22:13 North Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Wykeham Lakes (Permit Only)
    one today
  • My very own sighting this morning at RSPB Lytchett Fields, Poole Harbour. Looks to be an unringed female, so not CJ7. Could be the one that visited the nest with a fish the other day. Click on the photos for better quality.

    © Alison Copland

  • 03/08 09:13 South Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Wentworth
    one flew south-west over Wentworth Lakes (08:55)
    03/08 09:14 Lancashire : Western Osprey, Aldcliffe Marshes
    one flew south along River Lune

    03/08 12:01 South Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Rawmarsh
    one flew south-west (08:55)
    03/08 14:14 Conwy : Western Osprey, Conwy RSPB
    one this morning
    03/08 16:45 Cumbria : Western Osprey, Anthorn
    one again upstream of village (16:39)
    03/08 17:28 Suffolk : Western Osprey, Lakenheath Fen RSPB
    one flew over Joist Fen; also 2 Great Egrets and 5 Common Cranes (13:00)
    03/08 17:44 Cork : Western Osprey, Cape Clear
    one flew over East Bog this morning
    03/08 17:57 Derbyshire : Western Osprey, Ogston Reservoir
    one between 09:20 and 10:10 yesterday then flew south-west (02/08 10:10)
    03/08 19:03 Derbyshire : Western Osprey, Ogston Reservoir
    again then flew north-west (12:55)
    Juvenile?
    03/08 19:22 West Sussex : Western Osprey, Black Down NT
    juvenile over pools by Fernden Lane
    03/08 20:21 Cumbria : Western Osprey, Mockerkin Tarn
    one
    03/08 22:00 North Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Wykeham Lakes (Permit Only)
    again over South Lake then flew west (09:25)
  • Numbers starting to build in Poole Harbour:

  • In reply to Alison Copland:

    I know it sounds a lot, but as you know Alison, it's only a few minutes flying for an Osprey between all those places

    Richard B

  • True. The BoPH team are going to do a coordinated count tomorrow morning, so we shall see what that turns up. Of course, a bird seen today may be gone tomorrow, and another one take its place, so it can only be a snapshot. At least two were seen at the same time by more than one person today.