As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Ospreys seen at new site in South Lakes

8th May 2014

By Tom Murphy, Reporter

THOUSANDS of bird enthusiasts have been keeping their eyes on the skies for a glimpse of the Bassenthwaite ospreys since they began nesting in 2001.

A picture from the camera overlooking 
the nest at Foulshaw Moss

But now hopes are high that the rare birds will be spotted further south in Cumbria after a pair of the birds settled at a peatbog near Witherslack.

John Dunbavin, reserve manager at Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve, said the ospreys arrived from Africa in early April.

He is hopeful that the site will get its first chicks later this year and has set up a blog so those interested can folllow any progress.

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