Three eggs for Bassenthwaite ospreys

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2014's chicks in the nest near Bassenthwaite Lake
2014's chicks in the nest near Bassenthwaite Lake

Bassenthwaite's ospreys have laid three eggs.

Members of the Lake District Osprey Project confirmed a hat-trick of eggs, laid over a week, are being looked after by both parents – the female known as KL and the unringed male osprey.

Cath Johnson, of the project, said: “We’re so eggs-cited that KL and her partner have three eggs in the nest.

"This is the fifth year that these particular ospreys have returned to Bassenthwaite and they’ve had 15 eggs in that time, so they are a very successful pair.”

A dedicated team of staff and volunteers can be found at the osprey viewpoint at Dodd Wood which is available every day from 10am to 5pm until the end of August.

At Whinlatter Visitor Centre visitors can also watch live nest cam images on flat screen televisions, between 10am to 5pm.

Since the project began in 2001, ospreys have nested successfully at Bassenthwaite every year, raising nearly 30 chicks, while over 1.5 million people have visited.

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