Monthly Archives: August 2011

Last Watch

It was the final weekend of the osprey watch, from now on the youngsters will start to move away from the nest and could be spotted anywhere in the area. On Saturday the volunteers had a day of intermittent drizzle … Continue reading

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New nest fledging

The larger of the two osprey chicks on the new platform took its first flight on the afternoon of Monday 15th August. It flew down the burn in the direction of the reservoir before settling in a tree. On the … Continue reading

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Fledging

The news from the second nest is that the two youngsters were still there on Tuesday but the older of the two was flapping its wings wildly.  Later reports suggested that one of the young may have taken to the … Continue reading

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Yet more rain…

… and mist and low cloud.  Sunday was yet another bad weather day at the watch point, so much so that the full set of telescopes was never deployed.  A group of cubs arrived, by fast boat, from their camp … Continue reading

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Airborne

After lots of jumping and flapping over the last few days the Osprey chick took its first flight at 1:40 pm on Friday. This was great news but it didn’t realise that it was about to have one of the … Continue reading

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