Thursday, 12 July 2012

Then there were three!

Yesterday Paul and I got to go to North Wales at the request of Steve Watson, Darren Moore and colleagues at Friends of the Osprey to ring the single chick at a third Welsh Osprey nest. Obviously the location remains confidential but a healthy male chick was ringed from the artificial platform erected by Steve several years ago. It has apparently been in use for the past couple of seasons but has not previously produced young.  See for more details

Both adults are unringed so their origins can only be guessed, however we do know they are not (directly) from a re-introduction projects so natural colonists from Scotland presumably.

Had this year's summer been a summer then we may well have been looking at 8 or 9 young Welsh Ospreys fledged! Who would have thought that 10 years ago?

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