I heard about the Osprey Project at Countryfile and I wanted to see the birds. The day we’ve been there it was foggy, but we both managed to see them. We parked at Dodd Wood carpark and we climbed to the first viewing point. The live CCTV coverage of the nest wasn’t available anymore, as the “little” one was bigger than her parents and ready to leave the nest.
There is another viewing point, with lots of signs towards them. The board estimates the walk at 20 minutes, but it took us only 10 minutes.
This is a replica of an Osprey nest. You can take pictures inside the nest, if you want to.
This is the tree where the birds were when I saw them. Our camera is not suitable for wildlife photography, so I don’t have a picture with the Ospreys.
This is how big an Osprey is. I was surprised to see how small they are considering the size of the nest.
The Osprey Project is located in Dodd Woods. There are a few waymarked trails through the woods. Near the car park there is a cute tearoom called The Old Sawmill.
I had a slice of date cake. I loved it.
Hubby chose a slice of Pavlova. It was very good.
While we were enjoying our cakes I saw that 50% of the sales of the squirrel biscuits are donated to a foundation that helps the red squirrel. We had to get 2 biscuits, it was for the squirrels (and they were delicious).