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Foulshaw Moss Osprey Timeline

Posted: Thursday 2nd March 2017 by foulshaw-moss-osprey-viewpoint

Ospreys Blue 35 and White YW sat on the nest at Foulshaw Moss Nature ReserveOspreys Blue 35 and White YW sat on the nest at Foulshaw Moss

Have a look back at the key events of the osprey’s time at our Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve

2016

2nd April – Blue 35 returns to Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve
3rd April – White YW returns to Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve
19th April – First egg seen in the nest via Foulshaw osprey web cam
22nd April – 2 more eggs seen in the nest via Foulshaw osprey web cam
23rd May – First chick hatched
25th May – Second chick hatched
27th May – Third chick hatched
30th May – The third chick sadly died. This could have been caused by illness or the hot weather as the chicks were left exposed in the sun several times on this day.
30th June – The chicks were ID ringed; one female leg ring BlueV8 and one male BlueV9
14th July – BlueV8 fledges
25th July – BlueV9 fledges 

2015

5th April – White YW has returned to Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve. Blue 35 arrived not long after.
1st May – 3 eggs have been seen in the nest
31st May – First chick has hatched
1st June – Second chick hatched
4th June – Third chick hatched
10th July – The chicks were ringed, two females Blue V2 and Blue V3, and one male Blue V4
23rd July – First two chicks fledged
Last chick fledged soon after 

2014

6th April – White YW and Blue 35 have returned to Foulshaw and nested on the platform
26th April – A change in Blue 35 behaviour is noticed as she begins to spend the majority of her time sat on the nest
4-6th June – 2 chicks hatched
30th June – Fixed a problem with the camera and we are now able to see three chicks in the nest.
10th July – The chicks were ringed, two females 5A and 6A and one male 7A
23rd July – First two chicks fledged
24th July – Last chick fledged

2013

A young pair of Ospreys, male White YW and female Blue 35, attempted to nest at Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve.
The pair displayed incubation behaviour but after the expected incubation period they abandoned the nest.
It is not uncommon for young ospreys to be unsuccessful in their first breeding attempt.  


For more information on the key milestones in the #FoulshawOsprey calendar, why not have a look at the What to Expect and When blog.

Happy reading


Grace


About Grace: A student placement gaining experience in wildlife conservation alongside Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve Officer Paul Waterhouse.
 

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