Harbour Update – posted 19/06/23

There was some excitement at the Osprey nest site today when an un-ringed individual appeared around 4pm. Both CJ7 and 022 responded in the typical way, both mantling low on the nest as the ‘intruder’ passed over head. What we couldn’t see on the camera was that off screen an on off 45 minute aerial chase and battle commenced around the valley with CJ7 dive bombing and chasing the new bird out of the area. This wasn’t too unsurprising because early this morning an un-ringed female Osprey landed on a different harbour platform. It’s very likely that this was the same bird at the nest site today trying her luck. The big question is, was this the un-ringed female from earlier in the year? We haven’t looked at the photos closely enough yet, but this is great news, as all it will take is our new male ‘374’ to re-appear and for this new female to still be around and we could be looking at a new harbour pair! Elsewhere there were 2 White-tailed Eagle in the Wareham Channel.

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