Rutland ospreys: Back from the verge of extinction

A groundbreaking project to reintroduce the majestic osprey to central England is toasting its success.

Established in the 1990s, the Rutland Water Osprey Project was the first of its kind in Europe and it is hoped the birds of prey will now be allowed to colonise neighbouring counties.

This year’s young fledglings will soon make their first long distant flight – migrating thousands of miles to the west coast of Africa.

Check out the link to a video where Tim Mackrill explains the work undertaken at Rutland Water and tells the extraordinary tale of how they tracked one Rutland bird to a remote mountain in the Sahara desert using GPS technology.

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