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Buy Roy’s new book

Roy’s new book, Cottongrass Summer is now available to buy via our website. Click here to order your signed copy.

White-tailed Eagles stay local

Two of the juvenile White-tailed Eagles released on the Isle of Wight last summer remain on the Island and have been catching Grey Mullet in the estuaries in recent weeks. One of them also made a superb 90 mile flight across the South Downs during the afternoon of 16th May, giving a paraglider an amazing close encounter. The other two birds spent the whole of May in the North York Moors.  You can read our latest update here

There is also summary of recent news on the Forestry England website.

G274 and a Raven, photographed on the Isle of Wight by Ainsley Bennett

Osprey 014 returns

The first of the Ospreys that we translocated to Poole Harbour in Dorset in 2018, has made it back to the UK. Female 014 was caught on camera by the Dyfi Osprey Project on 21st May. As a two year-old she is likely to range widely around England and Wales and so it will be interesting to see where she turns up next.

Satellite-tagged Ospreys

Last summer we satellite-tagged two juvenile Ospreys at a nest near Carrbridge in the Scottish Highlands. Sadly Carr has died in Morocco, but Deshar made it to the Senegal coast. We have received no data since 18th February, but that may be because the young female is now out of GSM range. You can check out the latest data on our satellite tracking map.

New podcast

8th April 1960 was the day when Roy Dennis saw his first ever osprey, while working at the famous Loch Garten site in the Highlands of Scotland. Sixty years on, he’s still working with the birds, and this podcast was recorded in early March as (with colleagues Fraser Cormack and Ian Perks) he sets out to rebuild a local osprey nest which is in danger of collapse.

This podcast was recorded before the introduction of restrictions on movement due to coronavirus.

You can listen to our other podcasts here.