On 30 April EB was incubating on Nest 2 in the sunshine when she started alarm calling. First a wing tip could be seen.
Then an osprey tried to land on EB’s nest.
EB settled back on her eggs but a minute later the visitor returned. Press HD for best quality.
Blue V3 hatched at Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve in 2015. She is the daughter of Lake District Osprey Project White YW and 2010 Kielder Nest 1 Blue 35 and the second of their offspring to have been sighted in the UK this season. Great news for us all.
Paul Waterhouse, CWT‘s Reserves Officer said “This is exciting and important news for us as it’s confirmation that one of the osprey chicks raised at Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve has survived into adulthood. Unfortunately 60-70% of osprey chicks don’t reach maturity – the arduous 2000-mile migration from the UK back to Africa or Iberia claims most of them. We’re delighted to see that this chick has made it into adulthood, against the odds, and returned to the north of England. It also shows how invaluable the leg rings are, as they enable us all to identify the birds individually, keep tracks of their movements and understand the birds’ life history.”