NX4355 : Wigtown Bay Ospreys

taken 10 years ago, near to Wigtown, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

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Wigtown Bay Ospreys
Wigtown Bay Ospreys
Apologies for the quality of this image, I'll try and get a better shot next time I visit. This picture was taken at the Wigtown Bay LNR Visitor Centre on the top floor of the county buildings in Wigtown from a live CCTV feed showing the nest of the Wigtown Bay Ospreys that have been returning to the area for the last 5 years to breed. The location of the nest is a well kept secret making this close up picture the only one available and it shows the female of the pair watching over her two recently hatched chicks LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )

A third chick is feared lost after the recent appalling weather conditions LinkExternal link

Every year when the Ospreys return around April time the bell in the tower at the county buildings is rung to announce their arrival to the population of Wigtown especially the local school children who make their way over to see these fine birds.
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Date Taken
Monday, 6 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Monday, 6 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 4344 5536 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:52.1064N 4:26.4709W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 4344 5536
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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