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1 hour ago, Polar Maritime said:




 Wonderful news....

I am an observer/follower/have been known to help at Rutland -

where a similar piece of work was undertaken in an attempt to establish Ospreys back into England.

Their history is similar. The last ones in England were recorded 150 years ago.

They went down to less than 10 pairs in Scotland in the late 19th century and almost died out. (around 5 pairs?).

A re-stocking program in Scotland from Norway started the revival.

By the mid to late 20th Century around 100 pairs had re-colonised Scotland, and it was decided that we should try and re-colonise England.

This was done between 1997 and 2005 in several small groups, by removal of very young chicks from nests in Scotland and transporting them down to Rutland were they were fed until they were ready to migrate (to Central Africa).

After 2 or 3 years the first ones returned and started building their own nests around Rutland - had chicks and replenished the numbers.

Others migrated to North Wales, the Lake District and  also the lakes of Northern England and southern Scotland.

There are now nearly 10 nesting pairs in and around Rutland, and each year they now rear about 15 to 20 chicks. 

 It is a fabulous story.

More details below -


For full details of the Rutland project (including webcam) see the following -




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