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.

Sunday 14 July 2019

Rare headcam footage captures the secret life of Denbigh's beautiful Ospreys

And a new chick has been born at the Llyn Brenig site this year
Ian Cooper
05:00, 30 JUN 2019
This rare headcam footage gives viewers a rare glimpse into the hidden world of North Wales magnificent Ospreys.
It was filmed by staff at the Osprey breeding programme at Llyn Brenig in Denbighshire during one of their regular 'ringing' sessions - are ritual conducted to help keep track of the birds.
This year, the arrival of a brand new male chick at the Denbigh moorland site has give all those involved with the scheme a special reason to celebrate.
The chick was successfully hatched in the 15 metre high purpose built platform on the in the reservoir itself and its weight confirmed the bird as a male.

The bird, who was given the identification 'KA5', is believed to be around five weeks old and weighed in at 1490g.
He is the second chick to be born at Llyn Brenig - this first was a female which hatched last year.
She was named Luned, after a character in the Mabinogion, following a social media vote.

"Normally what we do is use Welsh literature as our source of names and this year we are going to go with 'One Moonlit Night' by Caradog Prichard," said Llyn Brenig's Tourist and Attractions Manager Nick Kite, who plans to find some suitable male names by using a Facebook poll.

The choice of names for the chick are either 'Rolli' or 'Moi' from the famous novel, with the results from a vote announced next week.

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