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Osprey live nest cam at Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve

The ospreys that favour Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve near Witherslack as their breeding ground migrate to their wintering grounds in Autumn, most likely West Africa or Europe. The male, identified by his 'White YW' leg ring, hatched at Bassenthwaite in 2008. The female, identified by her 'Blue 35' leg ring, hatched at Kielder in 2010. LATEST UPDATE: 17th June: The two osprey chicks are growing fast now and are starting to get their first feathers. If you have any questions for Simon who looks after the Nature Reserve do send them in via our Twitter page using #FoulshawOspreys or commenting below and we'll come back to you as soon as we can. THANK YOU for your comments and timings, do keep them coming in. Best wishes, Mary

About this osprey nest cam

Thank you to everybody's kind and generous donations towards the live web cam streaming. Getting the cameras up and running is made possible only because of generous donations from people like you.

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We hoped to be able to include sound and night-vision this year but, as we haven't yet covered the costs of buying and installing the cameras last year, we don't have the money for this. You can help by making a kind donation here.  If you are having any trouble viewing the live web cam, try pressing F5 to refresh the page.





About this osprey nest cam location

Our camera provides an up close and personal view of the Ospreys' lives and the action as it unfolds plus a great view of Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve. Read more about our work and how you can help protect the ospreys' habitat Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve.

If you spot anything happening on the nest, we'd love to know by commenting below, it is a huge help to us when we go back over the recorded footage. Just comment below with your wildlife sighting including the date and time and, if possible, a screen grab too. Happy osprey cam watching!

3rd June: We can confirm that one of the 3 osprey chicks, likely the last one to hatch, sadly did not survive in the nest for more than a few days; the cause is unknown.

31st May: The 3rd chick hatched on Friday 27th May. Reports of the 3rd chick not being seen to have been moving within the past 24 hours and during feeding times has been reported by a few of osprey cam viewers. We hope to bring you more of an update on this as soon as possible. 

27th May: 3rd chick has hatched!

25th May: A 2nd chick has hatched! Most likely hatched early this morning. One egg left to hatch. Most likely will be this week - if you see any signs whilst watching tweet us or comment below!

23rd May: One of the three eggs hatched! 

5th May: Three eggs confirmed! Thank you to everyone for reporting your sightings to us. The pair will incubate their trio of eggs for 35-42 days – usually the female, but the male will do so too.

Latest #FoulshawOspreys blog from the Nature Reserve Officer 

Read the lastest Foulshaw Moss Osprey blog with a series of 3 video highlights from Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve Officer Simon Thomas. 

This project is in partnership, with thanks to:

  • Langdale based firm Radiata Specialist Tree Services for their support with the nest platform construction and ongoing web camera maintenance.
  • 2020 Vision for the provision of the web cams and installation.
  • Stream Days for transmitting the live stream.
  • Swarovski Optik for helping with the purchase of the telescope at Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve.

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