Osprey cam

Osprey web cam

Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve osprey cam

It is with a heavy heart we report the technical fault, which developed over the weekend of 8 an 9 August, on #OspreyCam cannot be repaired this season. We know it’s disappointing (for us too) and we are sorry not to be able to stay online until the end of the season, but please be assured we are already working on a new system to be installed and ready for next year.

On behalf of all the team here at Cumbria Wildlife Trust, thank you for your incredible support this season. It has been a year like no other and the ospreys have brought much-needed joy into all our lives through very difficult times. The intimate access into the daily lives of these ospreys that this camera has brought many of us has been a welcome distraction – and a much needed connection with the natural world.

We are so pleased to have been able to open Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve to visitors before they begin their migration, providing you with the opportunity to see them on the wing. If you haven’t visited yet there is still time to do so. We believe Mum (Blue 35) has now left Foulshaw Moss and started her migration, but Dad (White YW) and his two daughters are still there. We expect them to leave around the end of August, but they may be around until early September.

A huge thank you for your donations towards Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve and the osprey cam. We could not maintain this precious rare habitat or indeed provide the insight to the nest without your incredibly generous support. Thank you. Together we are providing space for nature to thrive.

Please stay with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and we will keep you updated.

Thank you.

Ps If you are able to make a donation towards the replacement cameras it would be appreciated. Or if you would like to make a regular donation, please consider joining us.

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image of Ospreys blue 35 and white yw at foulshaw moss nature reserve nest

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 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.

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Whatever you can afford to give will 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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If you have any questions for our Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve Officer 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.

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Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve

Near Witherslack, South Cumbria


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With thanks to:

  • Langdale based firm Radiata Specialist Tree Services for their support with the nest platform construction and ongoing web camera 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.

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