Harbour Update – posted 20/06/23

Having been in West Dorset since late last week, female White-tailed Eagle G466 returned today and joined younger female G801 in the Wareham Channel, whilst male G463 stayed away and was up along the Frome Valley for most of the day. There was some more Osprey mischief this morning when yesterdays un-ringed female Osprey visited a harbour nest platform, only for our male ‘022’ to then appear a few minutes later. They stayed on the nest together for around 25 minutes before he then returned to CJ7 at the nest site. He was probably just following her to make sure she didn’t cause any mischief, but this is great that we have another female hanging around because as soon as our male 374 reappears again she may be able to ‘woo’ him pretty quickly. July and August could be exciting. There were also c60 summer-plumaged Black-tailed Godwit in Middlebere which suggests some failed breeders are already moving back south and arriving here in the harbour.

Un-ringed female Osprey and 022 at different nest platform early this morning. 

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