Bassenthwaite Osprey lays an egg or eggs?

By May 21, 2019News

Bassenthwaite Ospreys can be viewed within walking distance from the park. In Dodd Wood there are viewing points with telescopes overlooking the nest and feeding sites on the lake.

The behaviour of Unring and his new mate has changed. All activity has been focussed on the nest, with the female sitting down in the nest cup on the platform they have decided upon this year. Over the next few days she continued to sit low in the nest cup, displaying the  distinctive ‘shuffle’ where the egg would be turned over. A good clutch for an osprey is 3 eggs, laid at 2 day intervals. As a young bird this female may not have achieved this – but certainly she has at least one.

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