The Poole Harbour Translocation Thread for 2018-2019

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The Poole Harbour Translocation Thread for 2018-2019

  • Continued from     here

    This is the thread which will cover the second year of the osprey translocation to Poole 

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

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  • Preparing the site ready for the imminent arrival of the new chicks

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  • Thanks, Tiger, for starting the new thread.  It is a lovely thought that by this time next year we may have seen the return to the UK of one or more birds from the first batch of Ospreys who were translocated to Poole Harbour in 2017.

  • Gardenbirder

    Thanks, Tiger, for starting the new thread.  It is a lovely thought that by this time next year we may have seen the return to the UK of one or more birds from the first batch of Ospreys who were translocated to Poole Harbour in 2017.

    Two were spotted in their winter homes so that sounds good. Unfortunately one was found dead. 

  • Thank you Richard. Looks like the pens are having an extension to cope with the increase in numbers!

  • The one that was found dead was LS6, which was the third bird to be found in the winter grounds.

    LS3 and LS7 were the other 2 birds seen, alive and well. 

    To see 3 out of the 8 released birds is good, and there may be more we don't know about.

  • Thanks for starting the thread, Tiger.

    It's all systems go for an exciting and very busy couple of months!

  • Alison Copland

    Thanks for starting the thread, Tiger.

    It's all systems go for an exciting and very busy couple of months!

    Especially for you Alison

  • You can still read all about the  Rutland  Translocation as it happened.   See    Rutland website from 1999 to 2006

  • Tiger

    You can still read all about the  Rutland  Translocation as it happened.   See    Rutland website from 1999 to 2006

    Reading through the details about the fledglings, although it's a fact of the Ospreys life, it is sad that so many do not return..

  • Of the 75 juveniles released at Rutland only 13 were ever seen again. 

  • Tiger, And how many of those 13 where known to have a nest and succeeded in fledging chicks--Mr Rutland (03(97)), Mr Glaslyn (11(98)) and who else, please?  If we see one returned bird next year from the 2017 batch, I will be over the moon!

  • Gardenbirder

    Tiger, And how many of those 13 where known to have a nest and succeeded in fledging chicks--Mr Rutland (03(97)), Mr Glaslyn (11(98)) and who else, please?  If we see one returned bird next year from the 2017 batch, I will be over the moon!

    If you click on Tigers link it takes you to the website.

    Click on the relocation tab at the top and it goes through all the Fledglings from each year and what became of them if known.

    It lists the identified returning birds, where they nested, with who and the number of chicks raised. 

    Loads of reading for the Ospaholic