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Sad news from the Osprey team at Bassenthwaite, England

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Old Sunday 18th October 2020, 23:04   #1
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Sad news from the Osprey team at Bassenthwaite, England

There is some very sad news about one of their Ospreys, No 14 (aka White 14). Apparently he has died on his southbound migration through Mali in West Africa. This news was reported by the British Trust for Ornithology and the Bassenthwaite team are waiting for more details.

He was 7 years old and has wintered on the island of Bioko, south of Nigeria, for the last few years. He had been fitted with a satellite tracker, as a nestling, at the Bassenthwaite Lake nesting site in 2013. He would return to Cumbria every year, spending his summers in the South Lakes area, but never did find a mate to pair up with.

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Oh dear, I am sorry to hear that news Helen.

Such a shame.
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Old Monday 19th October 2020, 00:22   #3
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Sad news indeed. Thank you for letting us know, Helen, and for the detailed information about this bird.
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