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As members of the National Trust for Scotland Dumfries and Galloway Countryside Team, we manage properties across Dumfries and Galloway, including Threave Estate and Nature Reserve; Rockcliffe Property; Venniehill; The Murray's Isles and Bruce's Stone. Our task is to conserve and maintain the variety of habitats and species present, at the same time managing the sites for the education and enjoyment of current and future generations.

13 September 2012

Osprey Update 13/09:

The female has now departed on her long journey south to Africa. The Male and the 2 chicks are still regularly seen at the nest. The male is usually the last to leave on his migration after the young have left.


  1. Hi,

    Just wondered if you were able to make any identification on the female before she left?

    Also wondering about the timing for the departure for the chicks - they were quite late so wondered how long before they might be ready to leave and if this is likely to cause them any problems?

    Many thanks

  2. Emyr from Dyfi Osprey Project eventually managed to get a readable photo of her ring: blue XC. See for his blog on the subject. Ems knew black 80 as a chick at Glaslyn, and this is a really lovely blog, quite apart from the news of the ring ID.

    Still waiting for confirmation of her origins and history from Roy Dennis, but there is some speculation that she might be an older bird rather than a first-time breeder, as all the other known blue X_ rings (including XB, XD, XE) were used quite some time ago.