Osprey Sightings 2021

  • 21 sightings reported on BirdGuides yesterday
    08/09 07:21 Cumbria : Western Osprey, Newton Marsh
    one yesterday
    08/09 07:22 Cumbria : Western Osprey, Campfield Marsh RSPB
    still yesterday
    08/09 07:37 Cheshire : Western Osprey, Parkgate Marsh/Gayton Sands RSPB
    one flew up the estuary (07:32)
    08/09 07:55 Essex : Western Osprey, Mersea Island
    one yesterday
    08/09 08:20 Buckinghamshire : Western Osprey, Great Brickhill
    again flew over to SSW early morning

    08/09 10:12 Kent : Western Osprey, Oare Marshes NR
    one off Dan's Dock then flew west (09:45)
    08/09 11:01 Derbyshire : Western Osprey, Carsington Water
    one flew over east side (10:40)
    08/09 11:02 Cornwall : Western Osprey, Truro
    one flew over near Traflgar Roundabout yesterday
    08/09 11:17 West Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Fairburn Ings RSPB
    one flew over visitor centre then south over Newton (10:55)
    08/09 11:17 West Sussex : Western Osprey, Church Norton
    one
    08/09 11:49 Pembrokeshire : Western Osprey, West Williamston
    one still this morning
    08/09 14:34 West Sussex : Western Osprey, Medmerry RSPB
    two fishing together this afternoon (14:28)
    08/09 15:33 Lancashire : Western Osprey, Barnacre Reservoirs (PERMIT ONLY)
    adult flew over Grizedale Lea (11:27)
    08/09 15:48 Suffolk : Western Osprey, Hazlewood Marshes SWT
    still this morning
    08/09 16:44 Suffolk : Western Osprey, Hazlewood Marshes SWT
    still on post (16:41)
    08/09 17:32 Cork : Western Osprey, Timoleague
    one
    08/09 18:27 Hertfordshire : Western Osprey, Wilstone Reservoir
    juvenile between 16:00 and 17:30 (17:30)
    08/09 20:38 Isle of Wight : Western Osprey, Thorness Bay
    one briefly then flew south-west (11:10)
    08/09 21:04 Berkshire : Western Osprey, Finchampstead
    one flew east over Fleethill Farm towards Moor Green Lakes (17:30)
    08/09 21:26 East Sussex : Western Osprey, Cuckmere Haven
    one flew over
    08/09 21:32 West Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Warley Moor Reservoir
    still at Fly Flatts this morning
    08/09 21:34 South Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Redmires Reservoirs
    one flew south-west over Top Reservoir
    08/09 22:51 Oxfordshire : Western Osprey, Wolvercote
    one fishing at Kings Lock between 13:00 and 13:10 then flew north (13:10)
  • 22 sightings reported on BirdGuides yesterday
    09/09 10:09 Kent : Western Osprey, Conyer
    one at Conyer Creek
    09/09 10:31 Cornwall : Western Osprey, Restronguet Creek
    one (10:31)
    09/09 10:40 Dublin : Western Osprey, Santry
    one flew low over Woodford Business Park
    09/09 10:51 Devon : Western Osprey, Torridge Estuary
    one fishing (10:44)
    09/09 10:53 Cumbria : Western Osprey, Campfield Marsh RSPB
    three still

    09/09 11:50 Lincolnshire : Western Osprey, Far Ings NR
    one flew over to south this morning and 3 Eurasian Spoonbills flew over yesterday
    09/09 12:16 Cornwall : Western Osprey, Helston Loe Pool
    one fishing over pool (09:00)
    09/09 14:01 Essex : Western Osprey, Hanningfield Reservoir
    two mid-morning; also Black Tern and Little Gull (10:30)
    09/09 14:14 Isles of Scilly : Western Osprey, St Mary's
    one circling over Porth Hellick (14:12)
    09/09 14:23 Isles of Scilly : Western Osprey, St Mary's
    flew west over St Mary's Sound towards St Agnes (14:20)
    09/09 14:26 Isles of Scilly : Western Osprey, St Agnes
    one (14:25)
    09/09 14:27 Essex : Western Osprey, Pyefleet Channel
    again this morning
    09/09 14:33 Cornwall : Western Osprey, Drift Reservoir
    juvenile still
    09/09 14:33 Cornwall : Western Osprey, Marazion
    three over the sea (13:10)
    09/09 15:38 Lancashire : Western Osprey, Brockholes LWT
    still in area this morning
    09/09 18:00 Kent : Western Osprey, Elmley NNR
    one flew west along The Swale (17:58)
    09/09 18:48 Cornwall : Western Osprey, Drift Reservoir
    juvenile still this evening
    09/09 19:07 Devon : Western Osprey, Seaton
    one again over upper Axe Estuary then flew high east (18:15)
    09/09 20:01 Suffolk : Western Osprey, Hazlewood Marshes SWT
    still
    09/09 21:10 Cornwall : Western Osprey, Devoran
    one again
  • 20 sightings reported on BirdGuides yesterday
    10/09 08:04 Surrey : Western Osprey, Tice's Meadow
    one flew south over The Workings (08:03)
    10/09 09:58 Greater Manchester : Western Osprey, Elton Reservoir
    one between 07:45 and 07:55 then flew west (07:55)
    10/09 10:04 Derbyshire : Western Osprey, Barlborough
    one drifted south over Barlborough Links (09:35)
    10/09 10:30 Cornwall : Western Osprey, Newlyn
    one again over harbour (10:29)

    11:42 10/09 Western Osprey Derbyshire Ilkeston 10:42
    one flew south
    11:45 10/09 Western Osprey Dumfries & Galloway Portpatrick 11:42
    juvenile flew south along cliffs
    11:56 10/09 Western Osprey Dumfries & Galloway Portpatrick 11:53
    second individual flew south along cliffs
    12:39 10/09 Western Osprey Cornwall Tretham Creek 09/09
    one at Percuil River yesterday
    13:11 10/09 Western Osprey Somerset & Bristol Chew Valley Lake 15:30 09/09
    one again at Herriott's End yesterday
    14:02 10/09 Western Osprey Essex Hanningfield Reservoir 14:01
    one perched in pine tree viewed looking towards valve tower from Rawl Hide
    14:31 10/09 Western Osprey Hertfordshire Wormley West End 14:15
    one flew south
    14:57 10/09 Western Osprey West Sussex Medmerry RSPB 14:55
    one again in dead tree eating a fish
    16:05 10/09 Western Osprey Lancashire Rossall Point 14:10
    two flew over
    16:14 10/09 Western Osprey Hampshire Normandy Marsh 10:17
    one flew over
    16:34 10/09 Western Osprey Pembrokeshire West Williamston
    one still
    16:36 10/09 Western Osprey Norfolk Strumpshaw Fen RSPB 09/09
    one yesterday
    16:39 10/09 Western Osprey Essex Hanningfield Reservoir 15:35
    two again in trees opposite Rawl Hide then flew high south east
    17:10 10/09 Western Osprey Devon Isley Marsh RSPB 09:15
    one
    10/09 20:43 Worcestershire : Western Osprey, Camp Lane Pools, Grimley
    one in tree at south end of main lake then flew south (19:42)
    10/09 21:17 Cornwall : Western Osprey, Porthleven
    one flew over (08:30)
    10/09 21:25 Wiltshire : Western Osprey, Britford Water Meadows
    one
    10/09 21:48 Lancashire : Western Osprey, Scorton
    one circling just east of M6 (17:40)
    10/09 22:19 Somerset & Bristol : Western Osprey, Blagdon Lake
    one yesterday then flew west
    10/09 22:15 Cumbria : Western Osprey, Campfield Marsh RSPB
    two still
  • 24 sightings reported on BirdGuides yesterday
    11/09 07:09 Londonderry : Western Osprey, Bann Estuary
    one this morning for 2nd day
    11/09 07:25 Staffordshire : Western Osprey, Blithfield Reservoir
    one yesterday
    11/09 07:35 Essex : Western Osprey, East Mersea
    still at Pewit Island yesterday
    11/09 08:12 Cornwall : Western Osprey, Restronguet Creek
    two still south of Point Quay (08:00)

    11/09 09:20 Nottinghamshire : Western Osprey, Clumber Park
    one flew high to south over Clumber Lake (09:16)
    11/09 09:48 Kent : Western Osprey, Oare Marshes NR
    still on pole
    11/09 10:38 Dorset : Western Osprey, Langton Herring
    one on Chesil Beach at Rodden Hive
    11/09 11:42 Derbyshire : Western Osprey, Barlborough
    one drifted south (09:35)
    11/09 12:18 West Sussex : Western Osprey, Thorney Island
    one on rock near Pilsea Sands
    11/09 12:20 Buckinghamshire : Western Osprey, Wendover Woods
    one
    11/09 12:26 Lancashire : Western Osprey, Brockholes LWT
    still this morning
    11/09 12:30 Hampshire : Western Osprey, Lepe CP
    one
    11/09 12:40 Devon : Western Osprey, Stoke Gabriel
    one on tree opposite Stoke Gabriel (12:37)
    11/09 13:10 Norfolk : Western Osprey, Acle
    one on fence post from moving vehicle (13:04)
    11/09 13:35 West Sussex : Western Osprey, Church Norton
    one fishing then flew towards North Wall
    11/09 13:45 West Sussex : Western Osprey, Medmerry RSPB
    still opposite seats on path to Stilt Pool (13:41)
    11/09 14:08 Lincolnshire : Western Osprey, Frampton Marsh RSPB
    one
    11/09 14:10 West Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Hunter Hill
    one flew south; also Common Redstart (10:55)
    11/09 15:44 Suffolk : Western Osprey, Bentley
    one flew south (15:25)
    11/09 16:17 Northamptonshire : Western Osprey, Stanford Reservoir (PERMIT ONLY)
    one flew over old rail track (09:40)
    11/09 16:43 Surrey : Western Osprey, Capel
    one flew low to south-west (16:40)
    11/09 17:24 West Sussex : Western Osprey, Pulborough Brooks RSPB
    one flew south on east side
    11/09 19:02 Isle of Wight : Western Osprey, Newtown Harbour NNR
    still in Clamerkin Channel (08:00)
    11/09 20:31 Kent : Western Osprey, Oare Marshes NR
    two today
    11/09 21:32 Cornwall : Western Osprey, Helston Loe Pool
    two (15:30)
    11/09 21:42 Norfolk : Western Osprey, Acle
    flew to south-east late afternoon (16:20)
    11/09 22:03 West Sussex : Western Osprey, Medmerry RSPB
    two this evening; also 6 Western Cattle Egrets still
    11/09 22:08 Somerset & Bristol : Western Osprey, Westbury-on-Trym
    one flew over Henleaze (16:00)
  • 28 sightings reported on BirdGuides yesterday
    12/09 08:09 Cornwall : Western Osprey, Drift Reservoir
    juvenile still yesterday
    12/09 08:10 Cornwall : Western Osprey, Ruan Lanihorne
    one yesterday
    12/09 08:15 Cornwall : Western Osprey, Restronguet Creek
    one still south of Point Quay (08:07)
    12/09 08:33 Pembrokeshire : Western Osprey, West Williamston
    still yesterday
    12/09 08:45 Kent : Western Osprey, Elmley NNR
    one again over The Swale (08:30)

    12/09 09:59 East Sussex : Western Osprey, Cuckmere Haven
    one flew over; also 5 Curlew Sandpipers still
    12/09 10:08 Worcestershire : Western Osprey, Hartlebury
    one flew south along River Stour (10:05)
    12/09 10:13 Suffolk : Western Osprey, Long Melford
    one flew south over sewage works (10:06)
    12/09 10:53 East Sussex : Western Osprey, Willingdon
    one flew south over Willingdon Hill
    10:58 12/09 Western Osprey Surrey Tice's Meadow 10:55
    one flew north-west over The Workings
    11:31 12/09 Western Osprey Hampshire Normandy Marsh
    one again
    12:09 12/09 Western Osprey Cornwall Devoran
    still
    12:30 12/09 Western Osprey Londonderry Bann Estuary
    still this morning
    13:20 12/09 Western Osprey West Sussex Church Norton 13:16
    one again
    13:25 12/09 Western Osprey Kent Riverside CP 13:20
    again at Nor Marsh viewed from Horrid Hill
    13:32 12/09 Western Osprey East Sussex Birling Gap 13:10
    one flew south
    13:47 12/09 Western Osprey Cornwall Helston Loe Pool 13:00
    one still
    14:22 12/09 Western Osprey Lancashire Brockholes LWT
    still this morning then flew upriver
    14:40 12/09 Western Osprey Cornwall Devoran
    two still this morning
    14:51 12/09 Western Osprey East Sussex Beachy Head 14:45
    one flew east over The Beachy Head pub
    15:00 12/09 Western Osprey Hampshire Aldershot 12:23
    one flew over Morland Road
    15:32 12/09 Western Osprey Cornwall Kingsmill Lake 09:45
    one
    16:56 12/09 Western Osprey Kent Conyer
    one again at Conyer Creek
    16:59 12/09 Western Osprey Essex Wakering Stairs
    one on pole offshore this afternoon
    17:31 12/09 Western Osprey Cornwall Malpas
    one still
    17:53 12/09 Western Osprey East Yorkshire Whitton Sand
    one flew down River Humber past Whitton Island; also Eurasian Spoonbill
    18:15 12/09 Western Osprey Cornwall Devoran
    three still
    18:31 12/09 Western Osprey Nottinghamshire Budby 18:15
    one flew north-west
    12/09 20:13 Hampshire : Western Osprey, North Binness Island
    again in dead tree
    12/09 21:23 East Sussex : Western Osprey, Westham
    juvenile flew over
    12/09 21:25 Cornwall : Western Osprey, Drift Reservoir
    juvenile still
    12/09 21:26 Isles of Scilly : Western Osprey, St Martin's
    one flew over Higher Town towards Daymark
    12/09 21:27 Cornwall : Western Osprey, Antony
    one at Erth Island, Lynher Estuary
  • 33 sightings reported on Birdguides yesterday. This is the highest daily total for this migration
    13/09 09:32 Hampshire : Western Osprey, Titchfield
    one flew in-off the sea and circled over Little Posbrook early morning
    13/09 09:58 East Sussex : Western Osprey, Weir Wood Reservoir
    one over west end

    10:12 13/09 Western Osprey East Sussex Cuckmere Haven 10:08
    one flew high south-east
    10:12 13/09 Western Osprey Norfolk Thursford
    one flew south over A148
    10:44 13/09 Western Osprey South Yorkshire Adwick Washlands RSPB (Dearne Valley) 10:37
    one flew south
    11:16 13/09 Western Osprey Cornwall Drift Reservoir
    juvenile still
    11:23 13/09 Western Osprey East Sussex Cuckmere Haven 11:20
    still over river west of the lagoons
    13:40 13/09 Western Osprey South Yorkshire Hatfield Moors 13:25
    one flew east
    14:41 13/09 Western Osprey Buckinghamshire Newport Pagnell 09:40
    one flew towards Willen
    14:46 13/09 Western Osprey East Sussex Cuckmere Haven 14:25
    two; one drfiting high north along river and another moving east
    14:58 13/09 Western Osprey Hampshire Fishlake Meadows HIWWT 11:50
    three in dead trees
    15:45 13/09 Western Osprey Surrey Banstead Heath 14:45
    one flew east over Mogador
    16:22 13/09 Western Osprey Pembrokeshire West Williamston
    one still
    16:24 13/09 Western Osprey Essex Blue House Farm EWT 16:22
    one fishing along River Crouch
    16:25 13/09 Western Osprey Surrey Bramley 16:22
    one flew low south over A281
    13/09 17:31 Cumbria : Western Osprey, South Walney NR
    one flew over (07:55)
    13/09 17:58 Kent : Western Osprey, Oare Marshes NR
    one again over The Swale towards Uplees Copse
    13/09 19:31 Isle of Wight : Western Osprey, Newtown Harbour NNR
    one still
    13/09 21:13 Anglesey : Western Osprey, Rhosneigr
    one flew south-east over dunes; also Great Egret flew north-east at 18:30 (19:30)
    13/09 22:09 West Sussex : Western Osprey, West Itchenor
    one flew over harbour office this afternoon
    13/09 22:09 West Sussex : Western Osprey, Medmerry RSPB
    two still this evening
  • 21 sightings reported on BirdGuides yesterday
    14/09 08:44 Kent : Western Osprey, Elmley NNR
    one on post at Elmley Reaches on flowing tide on Sunday

    14/09 09:10 Kent : Western Osprey, Conyer
    again over The Swale between here and Uplees Copse (09:06)
    14/09 14:54 Essex : Western Osprey, Pyefleet Channel
    again yesterday
    14/09 15:07 Down : Western Osprey, Dundrum Bay
    one flew over inner bay towards Newcastle
    14/09 16:03 West Sussex : Western Osprey, West Itchenor
    one again along Chichester Channel then flew high north-west
    14/09 16:41 Cheshire : Western Osprey, Little Neston
    one flew west over Denhall Quay; also 2 Short-eared Owls (16:30)
    14/09 18:50 Cheshire : Western Osprey, Red Rocks
    one flew over Bird Rock (18:47)
    14/09 19:09 West Yorkshire : Western Osprey, Doe Park Reservoir
    one again yesterday (13/09 15:40)
    14/09 20:27 Londonderry : Western Osprey, Bann Estuary
    again this afternoon
    14/09 22:45 West Sussex : Western Osprey, Medmerry RSPB
    two still this evening; also 3 Western Cattle Egrets still
  • Osprey ringing totals (UK)
    2016: 265
    2017: 223
    2018: 186
    2019: 223
    2020: 185
  • 15/09 09:18 East Sussex : Western Osprey, Weir Wood Reservoir
    one at west end (08:40)
    15/09 11:43 Suffolk : Western Osprey, Hen Reedbed SWT
    one
    15/09 12:55 Dorset : Western Osprey, Abbotsbury Swannery
    one flew west (12:40)
    15/09 13:49 Cornwall : Western Osprey, Devoran
    at least one still

    15/09 14:53 Suffolk : Western Osprey, Hen Reedbed SWT
    flew south and lost to view (14:20) [-ve]
    15/09 15:13 Staffordshire : Western Osprey, Belvide Reservoir (PERMIT ONLY)
    one flew west (14:05)
    15/09 15:19 West Sussex : Western Osprey, Sidlesham Ferry
    one flew west; also 7 Spotted Redshanks still at Ferry Pool this morning
    15/09 17:02 Kent : Western Osprey, Otterham Creek
    one on post at mouth of creek (16:54)
    15/09 22:13 Cornwall : Western Osprey, Helston Loe Pool
    one still
    15/09 22:31 East Sussex : Western Osprey, Cuckmere Haven…
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