Report a colour-ringed Osprey

Please report sightings of colour-ringed ospreys using this form.

The foundation co-ordinates colour-ringing of Ospreys in the UK and we are extremely interested to receive reports of sightings of colour-ringed birds. Osprey colour rings in the UK are marked with a combination of two digits or letters reading up the ring from the foot. These are repeated three times around the ring, so that the combination can be read from any angle. In recent years, colour rings in Scotland have been placed on the left leg and those in England and Wales on the right leg. For more information click here. Once we have received your form we will reply as soon as possible with information on where and when the bird was ringed and any subsequent re-sightings.
  • Latitude and longitude (if known)
  • Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY
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  • Please tick appropriate box
  • Please tick appropriate colour. If the appropriate colour is not shown please tick 'other' and then add details in the 'Additional information' box at the end of the form
  • Likely to be a two or three digit alpha-numeric code reading up the ring e.g. 5L or AD2
  • Please tick appropriate colour
  • Please upload any photographs of the bird, ideally showing the colour ring
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, gif, png.
  • Please add any further information that you think is relevant