Did you know that breeding Ospreys were absent from the whole of England for almost 200 years?
Bird conservation charity Birds of Poole Harbour started an ambitious project to reintroduce these enigmatic birds in partnership with the Roy Dennis Wildlife foundation in 2017, translocating Scottish chicks to Dorset. Success was realised in 2022, when two Osprey chicks hatched on a Poole Harbour nest, becoming the first successful osprey breeding attempt in Southern England for over 200 years.
FPCR are proud to announce that they have been working alongside the BoPH charity for the last two years, to provide livestream cameras of the treetop nest site, with our Ecology and Technical support teams installing two HD cameras and infrastructure to share the trials and successes these birds face to breed successfully each summer.
The adult birds are blue ringed with numbers, and you can watch CJ7 (female) 022’s (male) exploits live 24 hours a day on YouTube here. This year the birds have laid three eggs and there are high hopes for the further expansion of this South coast population in the future.
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