SD4582 : 'Watch the birdy', Foulshaw Moss

taken 8 years ago, near to Mill Side, Cumbria, Great Britain

'Watch the birdy', Foulshaw Moss
'Watch the birdy', Foulshaw Moss
A newly-constructed boardwalk floated on the raised bog of Foulshaw Moss. The big attraction at the moment is a pair of nesting ospreys LinkExternal link - the first in southern Cumbria in modern times. The parent birds tried last year but abandoned the eggs due, probably to inexperience. One was born at Kielder and the other at Bassenthwaite and here they have produced two chicks*. Apparently, the adults fish in the nearby Kent estuary and also Leighton Moss at low tides. A good telescope or pair of binoculars is necessary to see anything from this distance.
* Recent blog reports LinkExternal link state that there are actually THREE chicks (2 females, 1 male) which have just been ringed (10th July, 2014).
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 24 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 25 June, 2014
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Paths  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 4597 8297 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:14.3736N 2:49.8308W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 4597 8297
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Bird Watching  Bird Watchers  Raised Bog  Boardwalk  Ospreys  Lowland Bog 

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