Colour-ringed Osprey

I have been in touch with Roy Dennis about the Osprey with a blue ring on photographed by George Mudford on Thursday last week.

He confirms what I suspected: It's NOT Fearna the satellite-tagged bird which has taken up temporary residence around the River Yeo. Scottish colour-ringed Ospreys are ringed on the left leg, so this is either an English or Welsh juvenile. We hope we have read the number, so might be able to get precise details of where it was hatched. I'll update if I get details.

This means that there have been at least 3 Ospreys around the estuary recently!

Posted September 16th, 2012 at 12:49 pm by Jon Turner in General Birding