Osprey cam

Welcome to the Foulshaw Ospreys nest cam - this cam is now offline until Spring 2024.

 👉If you can, please make a donation here

It costs around £12,000 to get and keep these cameras running for the season. If you enjoy watching this osprey family on these cameras - please will you help with the running costs by making a donation now?  Thank you.

About the #FoulshawMoss breeding pair of ospreys

The ospreys that favour Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve, near Witherslack, as their breeding ground, migrate to their wintering grounds - most likely West Africa or Europe - in Autumn.

The male osprey, identified by his 'White YW' leg ring, hatched at Bassenthwaite in 2008. The female osprey, identified by her 'Blue 35' leg ring, hatched at Kielder in 2010. Read about their offspring here.

Osprey family in roost tree at foulshaw moss nature reserve - copyright ian alexander waite

Osprey family in the roost tree at Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve in 2015 © Ian Alexander Waite


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Blue 35 Osprey female perched with a fish in talons - spain - copyright Alberto Benito Ruiz

Female osprey Blue 35 at the Aguilar de Campoo reservoir in northern Spain, between León and Bilbao © Alberto Benito Ruiz



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Osprey head portrait of an adult of the Foulshaw Osprey breeding pair 2015
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Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve

Near Witherslack, South Cumbria


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If you can, please help by making a donation now.

Help with the cost for running and maintaining this web cam and to keeping Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve the wonderful place it is for wildlife. Thank you.
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With thanks to:

  • Ecological consultants Flight Ecology for their support with nest and webcam maintenance
  • Swarovski Optik for helping with the purchase of the telescope at Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve
  • Individuals and funders who made a donation to make this project possible.
  • The amazing volunteers who are on-site in all weathers to watch the ospreys and welcome visitors.

Did you know?

Cumbria Wildlife Trust is the only voluntary organisation dedicated solely to the conservation of the wildlife and wild places of Cumbria.

Join us and you'll be helping to protect the wildlife & wildplaces you love. We create and look after nature reserves, tackle climate change issues through natural solutions and inspire the next generation of wildlife enthusiasts.



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