Yesterday afternoon we headed to Site B to ring 03(97) and his mate’s three chicks.
For 03 these were his 28th, 29th and 30th chicks! Who would have believed back in 1997 that a bird we brought down from Scotland as part of the original translocation program would go on to become such a key individual in the success of breeding Ospreys in the UK.
With the help Mark Ashman and his cherry picker we were able to quickly get up to the nest to bring the three chicks down in order to ring them.
So, hello to 4J, 5J and 6J. All were in excellent condition and from their size we think 4J and 5J are female and 6J a male.