Ospreys at Rutland Water

by David Murray on 24 June 2008

in Activities, Birds, Lakes

In an article about Bassenthwaite Lake on my English Lakes site I mentioned the Lake District Osprey Project, and provided a link to the video camera. The watchers up in the Lake District this year believe (from observing the behviour of the parent birds) that at least one chick has now hatched.

Down at Rutland Water the Rutland Osprey Project is watching two nests this year, one occupied by the pair that have nested there for several years and the other by a couple in which the female is a four-year-old offspring from the older local pair. The first pair appear to have three chicks but the second have had problems recently, and observers fear that the eggs may have been damaged; no chicks have been seen. If you’re based in, or passing through, the East Midlands don’t miss a visit to Rutland Water. It’s a beautiful area, a few miles to the west of the A1 trunk road, south of Newark and Grantham and not far from Stamford. The Rutland Water Nature Reserve has superb visitor centres at Egleton and Lyndon, close to the water.

The two projects have excellent web sites:

– David Murray –
England’s Lakes

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