Osprey Sightings 2020

  • Starting to look like Dorset, and more especially Poole Harbour, is THE place to be.

    Richard B

  • 08/08 07:36 Northumberland : Western Osprey, Derwent Reservoir
    one still opposite hide (07:25)

    08/08 10:23 Staffordshire : Western Osprey, Blithfield Reservoir
    again flew over causeway towards Blithe Bay (07:09)
    08/08 11:18 North Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Nosterfield Quarry
    again over Flask Lake (11:15)
    08/08 13:36 Leicestershire and Rutland : Western Osprey, Stanford Reservoir
    again flew over Blowers Lodge Bay (10:35)
    08/08 13:36 Leicestershire and Rutland : Western Osprey, Stanford Reservoir
    again flew over Blowers Lodge Bay (10:35)
    08/08 13:59 Northamptonshire : Western Osprey, Hollowell Reservoir
    one late morning
    08/08 14:08 Northumberland : Western Osprey, Derwent Reservoir
    still (14:05)
    08/08 14:19 Cumbria : Western Osprey, Anthorn
    still between here and Cardurnock (14:00)
    08/08 14:33 Louth : Western Osprey, Rockmarshall
    one fishing at high tide
    08/08 18:24 Derbyshire : Western Osprey, Crowden
    one this afternoon
    08/08 18:31 Derbyshire : Western Osprey, Clowne
    one flew east towards Creswell (10:10)
    08/08 19:49 Staffordshire : Western Osprey, Blithfield Reservoir
    still in Duckley plantation (19:24)
    08/08 20:14 Essex : Western Osprey, South Fambridge
    one flew low north-east (20:11)
    08/08 20:39 Northamptonshire : Western Osprey, Hollowell Reservoir
    two this evening
    08/08 22:12 Isle of Wight : Western Osprey, Clamerkin Lake
    one distantly in tree

    NEW badger cull petition from Wild Justice

  • 09/08 08:13 Essex : Western Osprey, Bridgemarsh Island
    one on post near brick building
    09/08 08:42 Essex : Western Osprey, Bridgemarsh Island
    still on post at south-west end of island before flying off east along River Crouch

    (08:30)09/08 09:21 Staffordshire : Western Osprey, Belvide Reservoir (PERMIT ONLY)

    one from 09:05-09:17 then flew south (09:17)
    09/08 10:28 Dorset : Western Osprey, Ham Common LNR
    two fishing this morning
    09/08 11:22 Staffordshire : Western Osprey, Blithfield Reservoir
    one flew over causeway and then back late morning
    09/08 12:16 Cambridgeshire : Western Osprey, Grafham Water
    one from Mander car park (12:10)
    09/08 13:29 Wicklow : Western Osprey, Broad Lough
    one; also Yellow-legged Gull
    09/08 13:35 North Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Nosterfield Quarry
    two still on Flasks Lake (13:30)
    09/08 15:44 Clwyd : Western Osprey, Bettisfield
    one flew through Bettisfield Moss
    09/08 17:16 Northumberland : Western Osprey, Derwent Reservoir
    one still from layby (16:59)
    09/08 18:07 Dorset : Western Osprey, Holton Heath
    one flew over trees at Holton Lea early evening
    09/08 21:20 Devon : Western Osprey, Kingsbridge Estuary
    two late afternoon (17:30)
    09/08 21:33 North Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Wykeham Lakes (Permit Only)
    again over South Lake mid-afternoon

    NEW badger cull petition from Wild Justice

  • 10/08 07:20 Durham : Western Osprey, Derwent Reservoir
    one still opposite the hide (07:13)

    10/08 11:59 Cumbria : Western Osprey, Bowness-on-Solway
    one on post on Solway off Pasture House
    10/08 12:15 Isle of Wight : Western Osprey, Whale Chine
    one
    10/08 13:12 Surrey : Western Osprey, Frensham Little Pond
    one at north end
    10/08 16:53 Dorset : Western Osprey, Portland
    one flew north over Southwell late afternoon
    10/08 18:55 Buckinghamshire : Western Osprey, Latimer
    one flew over mid-morning (10:00)

    NEW badger cull petition from Wild Justice

  • 11/08 07:43 Dorset : Western Osprey, Christchurch Harbour
    one yesterday morning (10/08 09:15)
    11/08 07:51 Dorset : Western Osprey, Swineham Point
    one at top end of Wareham Channel

    11/08 09:03 Lincolnshire : Western Osprey, Deeping Lakes NR
    one flew west (09:00)
    11/08 12:14 Cheshire : Western Osprey, Hale
    one flew south over River Mersey towards Frodsham Marsh
    11/08 12:30 East Sussex : Western Osprey, Southease
    one north of bridge over River Ouse
    11/08 14:05 West Sussex : Western Osprey, Westdean Woods
    one flew north (13:52)
    11/08 14:20 Louth : Western Osprey, Dundalk Bay
    one flew from Ballymascanlon Estuary towards the Rockmarshal area (13:50)
    11/08 14:39 Dorset : Western Osprey, Arne Moors
    adult female flew towards RSPB
    11/08 15:47 Suffolk : Western Osprey, Beccles
    one flew over to south-east this afternoon
    11/08 17:12 Dorset : Western Osprey, Lytchett Fields RSPB
    one flew over late afternoon
    11/08 17:47 Northamptonshire : Western Osprey, Hollowell Reservoir
    two
    11/08 18:27 Leicestershire and Rutland : Western Osprey, Cossington Meadows LRWT
    one flew south this afternoon
    11/08 20:34 Dorset : Western Osprey, Middlebere
    one this afternoon
    11/08 21:05 Lincolnshire : Western Osprey, Baston & Langtoft Pits
    adult this evening; also juvenile Garganey plus Dark-bellied Brent Goose earlier (18:50)
    11/08 21:53 Kerry : Western Osprey, Killarney
    one fishing them flew towards Rough Island (16:30)
    11/08 22:04 Devon : Western Osprey, Kingsbridge
    one in Ilton Woods from Charleton Hide
    11/08 22:20 North Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Dalby Forest
    one

    NEW badger cull petition from Wild Justice

  • 12/08 07:40 East Sussex : Western Osprey, Weir Wood Reservoir
    one at west end (07:20)

    12/08 10:04 East Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Sammy's Point
    one circling to west of here; also Pied Flycatcher and Whinchat (09:58)
    12/08 10:09 Dorset : Western Osprey, Ham Common LNR
    one fishing distantly in Wareham Channel (10:06)
    12/08 11:48 Kent : Western Osprey, Sandwich Bay
    one flew north (11:20)
    12/08 12:01 Gloucestershire : Western Osprey, Frampton-on-Severn
    one flew over yesterday
    12/08 12:23 North Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Nosterfield Quarry
    one still at Lingham Lake this morning
    12/08 12:37 Northumberland : Western Osprey, Budle Bay
    one drifted south-west (12:37)
    12/08 18:04 Northumberland : Western Osprey, Derwent Reservoir
    one still opposite hide
    12/08 18:59 Isles of Scilly : Western Osprey, St Mary's
    one flew west over airfield (18:30)
    12/08 19:53 Cumbria : Western Osprey, Glasson Moss NR
    one yesterday
    12/08 20:25 Cumbria : Western Osprey, Campfield Marsh RSPB
    one on posts off scrapes (18:00)
    12/08 20:31 Cumbria : Western Osprey, Anthorn
    one offshore (18:40)

    NEW badger cull petition from Wild Justice

  • Sorry for the delay

    11/08 13:30 Louth : Western Osprey, Derwent Reservoir, Co Durham 1 unringed bird perched on arrival. Fished at 13:52 and departed with fish, did not go to any of the regular feeding points.

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    Cheers,

    Bob

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

  • 13/08 15:19 Northumberland : Western Osprey, Derwent Reservoir
    one still (15:17)

    13/08 16:49 Northumberland : Western Osprey, Derwent Reservoir
    two from layby (16:46)

    NEW badger cull petition from Wild Justice

  • 14/08 07:01 Northamptonshire : Western Osprey, Stanwick GPs
    one fishing over main lake (06:50)

    10:22 14/08 Gwynedd Western Osprey Harlech
    10:10
    one flew out to sea
    10:54 14/08 Hampshire Western Osprey Farlington Marshes HWT
    10:50
    one
    13:02 14/08 Cambridgeshire Western Osprey Grafham Water
    10:15
    one flew over
    13:14 14/08 Louth Western Osprey Soldier's Point
    13:13
    one
    13:33 14/08 Gloucestershire Western Osprey Coleford 
    11:30
    one flew east over Clearwell
    13:33 14/08 Derbyshire Western Osprey Ogston Reservoir
    13/08
    again yesterday
    15:23 14/08 Buckinghamshire Western Osprey Milton Keynes
    15:21
    one flew south over Two Mile Ash
    15:46 14/08 Isle of Wight Western Osprey Newtown Harbour NNR
    10:30
    one fishing around harbour mid-morning
    16:22 14/08 Dorset Western Osprey Lytchett Fields RSPB
    one flew over Sherford Pools towrds Lytchett Matravers late afternoon
    17:40 14/08 Western Osprey Northumberland Derwent Reservoir
    17:30
    two still (one flew north-west with fish)
    17:58 14/08 Western Osprey Dorset
    Rodden
    17:45
    one at Chesil Beach
    18:20 14/08 Western Osprey Lancashire Leighton Moss RSPB
    one late afternoon
    19:22 14/08 Western Osprey Lancashire Aldcliffe Marshes 
    13/08
    one yesterday

    NEW badger cull petition from Wild Justice

  • What an increasing number of sightings are being reported now.  A lot will no doubt be females starting migration or disillusioned singletons, as well as juveniles finding their wings.

    The reports of sightings at Scaling Dam/Scaling Reservoir in North Yorkshire include a one year old!!  Blue KU5(19) sex not disclosed, ringed Achany, near Lairg on 04/07/2019, by Bob Swann. Its metal ring number was 1489197. Two siblings.  It was reported by the Teesmouth Bird Club - I'm not a member, so I assume this is in the public domain.

    Birdie's DU Summaries 2018