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Old Saturday 15th April 2006, 21:13   #101
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Great update - thanks for that!

Like a trip down there once a week to keep us informed??!!

Do you know how the caper watch is going? Have there been many sightings?

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Old Saturday 15th April 2006, 21:18   #102
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EJ is sitting very tight on the eyrie this morning again.Certainly looks like laying or incubation is taking place.
Glad to see my first impressions were correct.Pity about my Lottery numbers..! Thanks for the update,brilliant news.Anyone visiting Loch Garten could maybe do us "Osprey fans" a favour by updating these pages ?
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Old Saturday 15th April 2006, 21:35   #103
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Great update - thanks for that!

Like a trip down there once a week to keep us informed??!!

Do you know how the caper watch is going? Have there been many sightings?

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Never mind once a week. I think Wilmauk should go every day if the reports are going to be as good as that.

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Old Saturday 15th April 2006, 22:23   #104
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Great update - thanks for that!

Like a trip down there once a week to keep us informed??!!

Do you know how the caper watch is going? Have there been many sightings?

Sandra
Sorry Sandra but I got so swept up in the excitement that I completely forgot about the Capers, how could I?

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Never mind once a week. I think Wilmauk should go every day if the reports are going to be as good as that.

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I wish! And thanks Paul.

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Old Sunday 16th April 2006, 20:32   #105
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This is my first post. I'd like to know if the osprey I saw at Durleigh Reservoir, Nr Bridgwater in Somerset, circa 1992 (early April, I think), has any connection with the Loch Garten ospreys? My first thought was that it was a buzzard, but, when I saw the white eyestripe I was gobsmacked. It was absolutely thrilling!
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Old Sunday 16th April 2006, 22:27   #106
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This is my first post. I'd like to know if the osprey I saw at Durleigh Reservoir, Nr Bridgwater in Somerset, circa 1992 (early April, I think), has any connection with the Loch Garten ospreys? My first thought was that it was a buzzard, but, when I saw the white eyestripe I was gobsmacked. It was absolutely thrilling!
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It would have almost certainly been one of the Scottish Ospreys returning for summer. I think there were around 100 pairs in the early 90s. Without managing to see the letters on any ring it was wearing any connection with the Loch Garten pair would be difficult to determine though.

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Old Monday 17th April 2006, 00:05   #107
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It would have almost certainly been one of the Scottish Ospreys returning for summer. I think there were around 100 pairs in the early 90s. Without managing to see the letters on any ring it was wearing any connection with the Loch Garten pair would be difficult to determine though.

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Many thanks, John, much appreciated.
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Old Wednesday 19th April 2006, 12:08   #108
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The diary has been updated.

See: http://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guid...iary/index.asp
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Including the biscuit selected for this week..!
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Old Thursday 20th April 2006, 16:37   #110
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Thanks All

After all the whinging I did about the diary the other week, I feel I should thank the staff at Loch Garten RSPB for the two updates. I suppose they're too busy to go on the Forum. But the updates do make good reading, notwithstanding the biscuits!

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I wonder what's happened to the Webcam though. It's not been working since yesterday morning.

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Yes it is frustrating Delia.I have just had a look and it is still showing photos from Thursday.
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Old Sunday 23rd April 2006, 10:13   #113
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Hi Everyone,

Sunday morning and the webcam is still down, has somebody fed it too many biscuits or too busy eating themselves? I noticed a visitor left them a sackful, pity they don't have an engineer on site or on call.

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Old Sunday 23rd April 2006, 14:06   #114
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I have just read they are onto the problem and hope to have it fixed soon.
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the diary has been updated
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Another interesting story this week,with no mention of biscuits..! Have they taken the hint..?
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Hi Everyone,

As you say the diary has been updated and as usual life is never dull for Henry and EJ. There are now 3 eggs in the nest, dare we hope for 4 or is that being greedy, plus I suppose there is more chance of 3 chicks being well fed than 4, if they all hatch.

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Old Thursday 27th April 2006, 06:51   #118
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RSPB HQ said webcam at Loch Garten should be fixed yesterday!! Still not in operation this morning though.

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Old Friday 28th April 2006, 20:36   #119
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Old Wednesday 3rd May 2006, 11:30   #121
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The Wardens diary has been updated.Is Henry playing away from home ?
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Diary updated

Just noticed the diary has been updated. The estimated date for the first egg hatching is May 21st.

Can't wait!

Might pop in this weekend to get some more info on the recent happenings.
If so I'll post on Monday.

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[quote=Paul F]Just noticed the diary has been updated. The estimated date for the first egg hatching is May 21st.

EJ seems to be sitting "gingerly" on the eyrie today.Could this be the start of the eggs hatching ?
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Just noticed the diary has been updated. The estimated date for the first egg hatching is May 21st.

EJ seems to be sitting "gingerly" on the eyrie today.Could this be the start of the eggs hatching ?
The flippen web cam is down again!!!
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I have heard indirectly that the first chick has hatched!
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