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.