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Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve Opens to Ospreys and Visitors

Friday 9th May 2014

Osprey at Foulshaw MossOsprey at Foulshaw Moss

A pair of ospreys has arrived at Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve, near Witherslack in south Cumbria, and 10 days ago the female bird settled on a nest. A pair of ospreys attempted to nest for the first time last year but failed to produce any eggs, and so this year could see the nature reserve’s very first osprey chicks!

Although eggs have not yet been spotted on the still photographs that are being taken by a remote camera, the female bird is constantly sitting, indicating she has laid eggs.

Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve has re-opened after being closed to visitors for the last four months for repairs to footpaths and boardwalks, which have come at the end of 15 years of restoration of the peat bog. 300 metres of boardwalk to a raised platform have been installed and work is still in progress to create a circular route. Further work also needs to be done to finish the car park, with information boards and a cabin where people can find out more about this special place.

If you would like to see photos and read the blog about the ospreys visit http://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/blog/foulshaw-moss-osprey-viewpoint or visit http://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/reserves/foulshaw-moss to find information on visiting the nature reserve.

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