Osprey Sightings 2017

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Osprey Sightings 2017

  • Gironde
    Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
    Les Fougères / Artigues-de-Lussac (Les) (33)
    1 Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
    [Sylvain Petit]
    Comment :Et revoilà le balbuzard au dessus du petit étang à côté de chez moi ((en vol stationnaire, pêche) , probablement le même observé mi-décembre au même endroit et fin nov sur un autre étang à une dizaine de Kms. Individu hivernant???
  • Yay!  Great to see this thread starting for another wonderful year.

  • If it helps this is the translation.

    "And again the Ospreys at the top of the small pond next to me ((en vol stationnaire, pêche), probably the same observed mid-December to the same place and end nov on another pond about 10 Kms. individual wintering?)

  • Thursday, January 5th, 2017

    Le Rocher / Teste-de-Buch (La) (33)

    1 Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

    [Bernard Laporte LPO]

  • Thanks, Alan.

  • Only a couple of months to go before the first UK sighting!

  • 06/01 13:31 DEVON : Osprey, Taw Estuary [S]

    one reported near Ashford yesterday (05/01 13:00)

  • I got very excited when I read this - and then I checked the Devon Birds website.  It could very well be a pale buzzard.

  • Thank you for the link Clare. The same thought had crossed my mind as it seemed so unlikely at this time of the year.

  • It is amazing how varied the markings are on buzzards. No wonder they are often mistaken for osprey!

  • Today Gironde, red ring on right leg

  • No doubt about that sighting, Alan.  It's always nice to get a photo.

  • Pyrenees-Atlantiques

    Saturday, January 7th, 2017

    Saligue de Castétis (rive droite) / Castétis (64)

    1 Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

    [Alain Naves]

    Comment :en vol

  • Gironde Port du Rocher , same bird as yesterday

    Sunday, January 8th, 2017

    Port du Rocher / Teste-de-Buch (La) (33)

    1 Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

    [Mathieu Taillade]

    Comment :Le même

  • One in Charente maritime spotted on a post by Claude Champarnaud on the 10/01/2017 in the commune of "Le Gua" alongside the "Seudre river" photo here http://www.faune-charente-maritime.org/index.php?m_id=54&mid=35232 presumably a wintering bird.