Archives for March 2010

Ospreys start migrating north

I was away in Galloway and the Scottish Borders over the weekend and it was decidedly springlike. Here today, I saw the first song thrush back despite there still being a foot of frozen snow in the garden. It was such a lovely sunny day we went to Findhorn Bay at midday and it was gorgeous. The tide was out and one could imagine an osprey hunting up through the channel but there was not one yet. Last week I heard that someone had seen an early osprey in Wiltshire so this is the time to start keeping an eye open. When I checked the satellite tracking data, after being away down south, I found that Beatrice had left the very south of Spain and was now at her usual stopover site on the River Adour, near Dax, just north of the Pyrennees in France.