Speyside Osprey rung in 2009 by Roy Dennis arrives back in Scotland

Rothiemurchus is the name that Roy Dennis gave to one of three Osprey chicks  he rang on Speyside in Augest 2009. Rothiemurchus was the oldest chick of a brood consisting of three males at nest A18 on Rothiemurchus Estate, near Aviemore in Scotland. Roy explains that  he had a hazardous first autumn migration and was nearly lost at sea off Portugal after a direct flight from England. He survived and recuperated in the Portugese mountains and later flew south to Senegal where he spent two winters and a summer. Now he is making his first migration north as a two-year old. This fascinating story can be read on the Highland Foundation web site by following the attached link: http://www.roydennis.org/osprey/index.asp?id=241&sid=169

1 comment to Speyside Osprey rung in 2009 by Roy Dennis arrives back in Scotland

  • dawn

    Hi Roy
    You said many years ago that you felt ospreys had never stopped breeding in england even though they were supposed to be lost from england in 1916,did you think this statement is correct
    Ithink you could be correct as ospreys do seem to be able to get away from the limelight when they need peace and quiet.
    regards
    dawn and mark