The Poole Harbour Osprey Translocation 2017-

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The Poole Harbour Osprey Translocation 2017-

  • For years people have been asking when the next British osprey translocation will happen, it  being over 20 years since the one at Rutland began. 

    On 20th June 2017 we finally got to know that it is to be to  Poole Harbour  and what exciting news that was. To complement this Roy Dennis has also opened a new Facebook page called  Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation

    They  are looking for 200 people to become conservation champions  for a minimum donation of  £250 each. All donations are welcome. 

    The project is a partnership between the Foundation, local charity Birds of Poole Harbour, and Poole based-business Wildlife Windows and is part of a wider conservation recovery plan of osprey in Western Europe and the Mediterranean region which was recently commissioned by the Council of Europe and authored by Roy Dennis. 

    This is such exciting news that will keep people interested for the rest of our lives. 

  • We also have a more general  translocation thread  at   Osprey Conservation and Translocation Projections

  • For use in the future when needed. 

  • Tiger. I imagine you were posting links but they are not appearing if you were?

  • Thank you Tiger.  This will indeed be an exciting thread to follow.

  • Surely they must have collected the birds by now?

  • Tiger. The collection is imminent. An update will be put out on Social Media in the near future. I have provided the group with the link to the LG Forum and thus your thread.

  • Not part of the translocation programme, but there will be a welcome from others who are around, including Blue T3(16)m from RW

    8 July Edit:  Thank you Alan, my mistake.  Blue S1(15) from MB, intruded MB 10 May, seen June/July at Poole Harbour, laterly with a female

    Blue T3(16)m was seen, and photographed, at Fishlake Meadows, returning as a one year old.

  • T3 is the one year old. 

  • Yes, it is quite amazing that a one year old is back.  I wonder whether he is another who decides not to go to Africa.

  • Good afternoon all, interesting news ! Is this where S2 has been spending time? After the huge success of Rutland this too could be successful. Not sure how i feel about removing chicks from nests though.  

  • 58willow

    Good afternoon all, interesting news ! Is this where S2 has been spending time? After the huge success of Rutland this too could be successful. Not sure how i feel about removing chicks from nests though.  

    This is where S2 is. I wonder if the arrival of eight chicks will encourage him to stay. 

    Translocation is for the greater good. 

  • It would be good if S2 stays and becomes one of the pioneer ospreys of the project! I agree that there have been very successful populations through translocation projects. Have nesting platforms been put up? S2 could become the legend that 3(97) was, exciting to see what will happen :)

  • It is S1 at Poole Harbour.

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