Arrano Arrantzalearen Kanta – The Osprey Song

There are few birds with such a broad geographic range as the Osprey. They occur on every continent except Antarctica at some point during the year and their amazing migratory journeys mean they cross many cultural, political and religious divides. We think they have the potential to link people all over the world; and its that concept that forms the basis of our Osprey Flyways Project. Two of the schools involved in the project are Montorre and Urretxindorra from the Basque Country in Northern Spain. They see Ospreys passing through every year – many of which will have come from the UK, and perhaps even Rutland!

The music teacher at Urretxindorra school is Unai Egia. He has composed a great song celebrating Osprey migration and, what’s more, got the pupils at the two schools to sing it. Here’s their video which we think is fantastic! Eskerrik asko, Unai!

The students at the schools have translated the lyrics into English. Here they are ( thank you to Iker Sobrevilla from Montorre school for sending this):

Arrano Arrantzalea (Osprey)

From England to the Basque Country
From The Basque Country to Senegal
From the top everything seems better
Have a good journey, my friend

There is in Urdaibai´s water fishing,
to its destination, doing the way
from the clouds to under the water
This is the osprey

Three eggs dancing in the nest
Mum and Dad are nervous
Waiting for the chicks to be born
Willing to give them love

There is in Urdaibai´s water fishing,
to its destination, doing the way
from the clouds to under the water
this is the osprey

2 responses to “Arrano Arrantzalearen Kanta – The Osprey Song”

  1. Bqarry & Mary Evans

    Many thanks for this TIM – our congratulations to Iker Sobrevilla as well – what a wonderful project for the school to undertake.

  2. Sue Doran

    So good to see children enjoying themselves and learning about wildlife and music at the same time – what a winning combination! Thanks for sharing this, really enjoyed it. Great work by everyone at the school!