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Jul 27, 2015

First Ospreys in Scotland in 150 years

 Photo by BarrytheBirder
100th Osprey chick born at Rutland Osprey Project
The 8-week-old Osprey chick pictured below is one of 15 to have flown from eight nests in a record-breaking summer for the Rutland Osprey Project.   It is the 100th Osprey chick born at Rutland and it was photographed as it prepared for its first flight.   The successful population restoration of the Ospreys to central England's skies has happened for the first time in 150 years.   Ospreys have been extinct in England since the mid-1800s.   Between 1996 and 2001, 64 six-week-old Scottish Ospreys were released at a reservoir in a combined effort between Anglian Water and the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust.

Photo: Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust
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