08/08 07:36 Northumberland : Western Osprey, Derwent Reservoir one still opposite hide (07:25)
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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)
10/08 07:20 Durham : Western Osprey, Derwent Reservoir one still opposite the hide (07:13)
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
12/08 07:40 East Sussex : Western Osprey, Weir Wood Reservoir one at west end (07:20)
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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13/08 15:19 Northumberland : Western Osprey, Derwent Reservoir one still (15:17)
14/08 07:01 Northamptonshire : Western Osprey, Stanwick GPs one fishing over main lake (06:50)
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.
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