Yesterday we received some very exciting news.
Blue 8C was the youngest of the three 2014 Glaslyn chicks. In October 2017 she was photographed in Popenguine, Senegal, but she had never been spotted back in the UK. That was until a few days ago.
On Sunday, Tina Vaughan photographed an osprey eating a fish on a dead birch tree in Moortown, Ringwood, Hampshire. The osprey landed with the fish at 11am and was still eating it at 4pm! That osprey was Blue 8C. Thank you Tina for allowing us to share your photo and also Keith Bretton and Dr Tim Mackrill for your parts in getting the news to us.
It is wonderful to know that two chicks from the “Class of 2014” have made it to adulthood. We do not know whether Blue 8C has a found a nest of her own somewhere in the UK, but we hope she is as successful at raising chicks as her brood mate Blue 9C and his other five elder siblings
Here is a video of the 2014 chicks: