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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

    StoneRoad RIP Greebo being kinder heckling from the back!

    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

    StoneRoad RIP Greebo being kinder heckling from the back!

    Three birds recorded as back today, 22nd March.
    kebabking Sirena Chilli.s purves grundy

    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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  17. StoneRoad

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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.
     
  18. StoneRoad

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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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  20. StoneRoad

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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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  21. StoneRoad

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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.
     
  22. StoneRoad

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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.
     
  23. StoneRoad

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    31st March - News :

    Additional info from 30th March ...
    Balgavies Loch - male ; Green BF
    Bassenthwaite - female ; White KL
    and
    Rutland Male Blue 01(09) fishing at Horn Mill Trout Farm

    and news for today, 31st March ...
    Kielder 2 - male ; Yellow 37 (who was hatched at Glaslyn in 2005)
    Loch Garten - male ; Unringed (Odin) has joined EJ

    The estimated and actual dates of arrival are widely disagreeing this year, although a few are "spot on" but some birds are up to nine days early and others have been a week late.

    Sirena kebabking purves grundy Chilli.s panpete
     
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  24. StoneRoad

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    01 April 2017 - News :

    Arrivals ...
    Balgavies Loch - female White UF has joined her mate.
    And my personal favourites !
    Dyfi - Unringed male (Monty) and female Blue 12 (Glesni) both arrived today, which as Blue24 is already "in the area" might prove "interesting ... Glensi turned up first, this morning and Monty arrived at 15:42. Which rather spoilt the April Fool (about a rare lichen). But having both birds back, and two days earlier than in 2016, to boot.

    and yesterday (31st) ...
    Kielder 3 Nest - Unringed female has returned.
    The satellite tagged Female 30(05) has arrived home at Rutland. after a sojourn in Spain and France after travelling up the African coast.
     
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  25. kebabking

    kebabking Unfettered ambition

    Will be on holiday in Allendale next week (waves at StoneRoad :)), I'll drag the kids up to Keilder to have a look at the Ospreys.

    We'll stop off at some medieval battlefields on the way and hopefully it'll piss it down the whole time - can't have the little shits getting above themselves.
     
  26. StoneRoad

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    waves back kebabking - Let me know when you are passing, there are several good caffs in Halti and Allendale / Alston. In the former, I recommend "Kasteale".

    If the weather isn't viable from the viewing point at Keilder; some of the nest cams are streamed at Keilder Castle. (In the caff, strangely) ...
     
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  27. StoneRoad

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    2nd April 2017 - News

    Welsh nest ON5 - the unringed fremale (Delyth) arrived on 2 Apr (this is the nest that Dai Dot, from Dyfi founded)
     
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  28. StoneRoad

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    3rd April 2017 - News :

    from yesterday (2nd April)
    Bassenthwaite nest - the Unringed male arrived on 2 Apr and joined the female White KL (waiting since 30 March)

    Today -
    Caerlaverock nest - both the Unringed male and the female White TR arrived on 3 Apr
    Kielder nest 2 - the male Yellow 37 has been joined by the female White EB

    backdated info ...
    Threave Castle nest - the male Black 80 and the female Blue KC are recorded as arrived by 25 March.
     
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  29. StoneRoad

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    4th April 2017 - News :

    Rutland Wins the challenge - the first EGG!! Maya laid her first egg at 15:15 today (4th April) ! And that took all of 13 days ...

    So far, on 2017, there are 11 nests with paired birds out of the 21 and another four birds waiting on their partners of those "monitored" by my sources ...

    Oh, and Monty (Dyfi) managed to catch "his n her mullets" in one dive a couple of days ago ...
     
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  30. StoneRoad

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    5th April - News :

    And Loch of the Lowes got their first EGG on the 4th of April ... (their blog makes that @ 19:10)

    Some backdated ...
    Aberfoyle Nest - the Unringed male arrived on 3 Apr - changed to 5th April
    (quite late, he was expected on 24th March)
     
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