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Osprey Migrations

Discussion in 'science, nature and environment' started by StoneRoad, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad RIP Greebo being kinder heckling from the back!


    5th July - Threave chicks are two female and two male - not yet fledged, that should happen in a week or two.
     
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  2. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad RIP Greebo being kinder heckling from the back!

    Around 1130 on 12 July KP1 fledged at Loch of the Lowes.

    Also AF0 from Loch Garten.

    Yesterday, 2 from Balgavies Loch according to one source of information (this is one of the four chick nests in 2016, but their nest tree was deemed too dangerous to climb so they were not ringed.)

    "Born in the Borders" chicks ringed Blue PW6, PW7 & PW8 (all females) - info for 10th July
     
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  3. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad RIP Greebo being kinder heckling from the back!

    Y1 has officially fledged from Nest1A at Kielder at 12:15 on 13th July 2016. He is a day younger than Y0 ...

    (not much news from Nest3, partly because *someone* scored a direct hit on the camera and the weather still hasn't fully cleaned the housing)
     
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  4. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad RIP Greebo being kinder heckling from the back!

    And Brega (Lake District) - after a trial / pretend fledge yesterday (12th) - managed the real deal today. Mostly in secret ! she's been back to the nest this afternoon (13th)
     
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  5. StoneRoad

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    Fledged on 14/7 - Z0 (Ceri) from Dyfi and Y2 from Kielder 1A
     
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  6. StoneRoad

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    Fledged on 15/7 - Blue Y0 from Kielder 1A
     
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  7. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad RIP Greebo being kinder heckling from the back!

    Absolutely devastated. Cors Dyfi reports ...
    Ceri (who fell off the perch three nights ago) has died, just before midnight.
     
  8. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad RIP Greebo being kinder heckling from the back!

    Various nests are now reporting as fledging continues, including all four from Kielder and one (so far) from Glaslyn.
    The last of the ringing reports are coming in.

    Very soon the breeding females will start their migrations, mainly to West Africa but tracking has shown that a few only go as far as Spain, Portugal and Southern France. Next will be the youngsters and lastly the males.
     
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  9. StoneRoad

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    Not had much to report over the past month ...
    Quite a few of the females and youngsters have started migrating.
    For example, Glesni had left quite early, but MrsG and Blue24 are still about in Wales.
    Unusually, all three juveniles have gone from Manton Bay, so Maya and 33 have been left on their own. I expected Maya to go first.
     
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  10. StoneRoad

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    Well, the 2017 "Osprey" season is almost here.
    Chilli.s kebabking Sirena purves grundy (and greebo, in memory)
    As of today, 10th March 2017, none of the monitored birds are back at their nests, but that is not to say that other birds are on the wing ...
    To misquote the Dyfi reserve watchers - "Keep Calm and Look Up"


    e2a Given that Ospreys like mullet, and Whitehaven Marina has them ... and the 'North Wales' pairs fish close to people ... but I expect Whitehaven is too busy, but I can hope !
     
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  11. StoneRoad

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    Several of the blogs / websites (and face***t) have noted Ospreys on the move - One of Rutland's tracked birds - ie 30(05) appears to have started migrating northwards in the past couple of days.
     
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  12. StoneRoad

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    Chilli.s purves grundy Sirena kebabking


    And the first back is - - - - LM12 (the male) at Loch of the Lowes on 16th March 2017 ... E2A, the rangers at LotL are now convinced that it wasn't the male from the established pair. Pity, but still hoping for early arrivals.

    E2A2 - one of the females that has an off-site nest has been seen fishing at Rutland Water (morning 17th March 2017).

    to quote Cors Dyfi --- START THE CARRRR !
     
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  14. StoneRoad

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    Addenda to March 17th ...
    1) The Rutland returnee is believed to be Blue 25 (Site C).

    2) LM12 has arrived at LotL, just some hours later than the other male seen during the morning ! he has been positively ID'ed, done some fishing and "nestoration" ... he is a week earlier than expected, hope his mate shows up soon.
     
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  15. StoneRoad

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    Another Rutland bird - Female Green 5N(04) - has arrived back, on 20th March 2017, previously recorded as breeding at site N.

    E2A ...
    nicked from Cors Dyfi ...
    "Blue 24's sister (Blue 25!) arrived back at Rutland over the weekend and yesterday (ie 20th), Glesni's mum (Green 5N(04)) made it home safely."

    Had to chuckle ... one of the websites I use for information has a countdown for arrivals each year, one column is "nest / bird" - the entry for "Blue 24" is "no fixed abode" - I really hope that she gets her man and nest this year (obv not Monty unless Glesni fails to return).
     
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  16. StoneRoad

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    Three birds recorded as back today, 22nd March.
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    MrsG (Glaslyn)
    Blue 33(11) and Maya are both back at Manton Bay, Rutland.

    But the Loch of the Lowes and Loch Garten females (LM15 and EJ) are overdue.

    ~~~~~
    and Rutland male Blue 1J(13) visited River Gwash Trout Farm on the 20th March
     
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    23rd March 2017 news :
    — Rutland male Blue 28(10) visited Horn Mill Trout Farm

    and I'm pleased to say that ...
    EJ (Loch Garten) and LF15 (LotLowes) have both returned safely to their respective nests.
     
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    24th March News :

    Blue 24 has turned up - at Dyfi ... she is back before Glesni and Monty !

    e2a - time of arrival was 15:54 GMT
     
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  19. StoneRoad

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    27th March News :

    From yesterday (26th) White YA (male) has returned to Kielder 1A.

    There are quite a few "overdues" in the lists at the moment, ranging from over 4 days late, to due today. I do hope the seven birds concerned arrive soon.
     
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    28th March News :
    Blue 5F (female) spotted on second official nest at Glaslyn.
    (The new nest is out of sight of, and a good distance from, the original platform)
     
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    29th March 2017 - News :

    The Male (White YC) returned to the nest at Roudsea Wood on the 27th March.

    At Kielder's 1A nest site, White YA has been joined by the Unringed female today, 29th March.

    (currently; there are eight birds "overdue" compared to their "expected date of return")

    Bit of Trivia - both White YA and White YC hatched at the Glaslyn nest, in 2007 and 2008, respectively.
     
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    30th March - News :

    Foulshaw Moss, both White YW male and Blue 35 female are on their nest.

    and from 28th March, the Rutland Male Blue 30(10) seen at Horn Mill Trout Farm.
     

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