Osprey Sightings 2021

  • First sighting UK on BirdGuides , I was a little worried about the 'going south' bit , perhaps it thought it was a tad early !!!!!! :) Sat 20 Feb 2021 13:00 Orpington London one reported flying south late morning

    Valerie

  • Unlikely but you never know?
    20/02 13:04 London : Western Osprey, Orpington
    one reported flying south late morning (11:52)

    This is interesting
    20/02 17:59 East Sussex : Western Osprey, Weir Wood Reservoir
    one reported fishing late afternoon [R]
  • 2nd sighting today
    Sat 20 Feb 2021 17:59 Weir Wood Reservoir East Sussex one reported fishing late afternoon

    Valerie

  • Then definitely not a Buzzard if it was actually fishing! Saw the report first elsewhere, but thanks, Alan and Valerie. Hope the bird survives until the weather becomes more suitable for Ospreys.

    Kind regards, Ann

  • Wow. Interesting sightings. Thanks Valerie and Alan. How is your weather ?
  • In reply to ALAN PETRIE:

    Exciting times ahead!
  • For those not familiar, Weir Wood is a known location, south of East Grinstead, for Ospreys both inbound at this time of the year and again in the Autumn.
    Visits at this time of year are often fleeting as the birds are heading North but in the Autumn they may stay longer to fish and feed up before crossing The Channel.

    Birdies LG DU update.

  • In reply to Lisa K:

    Lisa K said:
    Wow. Interesting sightings. Thanks Valerie and Alan. How is your weather ?

    Lisa, the site mentioned is near my home and the weather, in recent days, has warmed up considerably. We have temperatures in the 10-11deg range and the forecast is for them to rise to 14 throughout the coming week. 

    In short not bad for an Osprey!

    Birdies LG DU update.

  • Landes
    Friday, February 19th, 2021
    Les Bassins / Saint-André-de-Seignanx (40)
    1 Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
    [Mobile data (deferred mode) Antoine Courpon]
    Marais d'Orx (Générique) / Orx (40)
    1 Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
    [Mobile data (deferred mode) Antoine Courpon]
  • Gironde
    Saturday, February 20th, 2021
    Etang de Batejin / Lacanau (33)
    1 Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
    [Mobile data (deferred mode) Coup Charles]