Lunch with the Foulshaw Ospreys
As part of the Wildlife Trusts #30DaysWild challenge I decided to take a look at a wild web cam. Thankfully The Wildlife Trust has lots of them. We opted for one closer to home and picked on Cumbrias Foulshaw Moss Osprey camera.
Not being one to sit and watch things for too long I set up the lap top to watch it over lunch. I’ve never took the time to watch a wild web cam before. It’s definitely more interesting than I thought it would be. It seems they were eating lunch too. The two adult birds looked like they were fighting over a fish, I think possibly killing it. Probably not the best to view over food but I do believe that is nature for you! Here is a snap shot of the babies being fed fish.
A few facts from The Wild life trust: The ospreys that favour Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve near Witherslack as their breeding ground migrate to their wintering grounds in Autumn, most likely West Africa or Europe. The male, identified by his ‘White YW’ leg ring, hatched at Bassenthwaite in 2008. The female, identified by her ‘Blue 35’ leg ring, hatched at Kielder in 2010.
There are currently 2 osprey chicks. Very soon after the feed the female Osprey settled down for a nap. This is what the Robot did too, giving me time to write this very quick blog! I think I lucked out with feeding time, if I caught them napping I might have struggled to entertain the Robot with it! I’ll be going to have a look at The Wildlife Trusts other web cams soon.
How are you fulfilling your wild side this June? Why don’t you go and check out a web cam or two, let me know what you go and have a look at?