The first week in September usually marks the end of osprey season at Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve as the birds begin their epic migration.
Get closer to the field and a little more behind the scenes by enjoying a read of the wild experiences, wildlife insights and recollections of staff and volunteers - writers from all over the organisation from our Reserve Officers to our Student placements.
We welcome guest bloggers! If you have something to write home about - whether you've got a trail cam in your garden, or you've been bird watching, or visited one of our nature reserves - if it's to do with Cumbria's wildlife and wild places then we'd love to hear from you!
Guest blogger Alasdair McKee, osprey enthusiast and volunteer at Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve, gives a recap of the osprey chicks' lives so far.
Well, it’s been nearly 3 weeks since the last osprey has been seen at Foulshaw Moss. It’s gone so quickly! From guessing the number of eggs in the nest to fledgling/landing conundrums! And now we…
White DP, a 2 year old female osprey visits Foulshaw Moss nesting site keeping our Foulshaw family on their toes, or rather their talons.
2 months have past and our chicks have fledged! They're more active than ever now perching around the Foulshaw Moss nature reserve for another 6 weeks before they head off on their first…
Our hatchlings aren't so small anymore! Here's the rundown on our chicks 5N, 7N and 9N.
25 degrees and above bake Foulshaw dry, yet our ospreys continue to thrive in the heat. Under cover from Blue 35 providing a break from the sun!
On the 29 April we had confirmation of the three eggs seen. Then the first chick hatched on the 22 May. It's all happening so quick!
James is a student placement gaining experience in wildlife conservation alongside Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve Officer, Paul Waterhouse. Here he writes about the return of Blue 35 and White YW…
Foulshaw Moss is a large lowland raised bog (peatbog) in south Cumbria that is owned and managed by Cumbria Wildlife Trust.