Harbour Update – posted 13/06/22

Very few sightings to report today, though hopefully our Puffin and Seabird Cruise this evening will be fruitful! 1 Spoonbill was reported in the Middlebere Channel again today, viewable from Coombe Heath. 1 Hobby was seen flying amongst a group of House Martin┬áin the Piddle Valley this afternoon. The 2 Osprey chicks are growing rapidly, showing much more strength and even displaying their rudimentary “wings” to the camera today. The size difference between the two is noticeable, particularly as the older chick has progressed further with moulting their downy-feathers making it appear darker, which will be matched by the other in the next few days.

If all the current Osprey excitement wasn’t enough, we’re also hosting a talk with expert Alan Poole this Thursday 16th evening, “Ospreys: Revival of a Global Raptor”. The talk is free to watch, though donations are welcomed, but booking is essential and can be completed through our website here.

CJ7 (left) and 022 with both chicks


Cuckoo – Middlebere yesterday evening – @birderOtbt

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