Osprey Translocation Project

Osprey Translocation Project

With Paul Morton from Birds of Poole Harbour

Ospreys are a large spectacular fish-eating bird of prey that once bred across the whole of Western Europe around 200 years ago. Sadly, due to persecution, egg collecting and DDT poisoning their populations crashed and have since struggled to return. In 2017, Dorset based conservation charity Birds of Poole Harbour, in partnership with the Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation and Wildlife Windows began and 5-year Osprey translocation project here in Dorset to try and re-establish a south coast breeding population of this regal and impressive bird of prey. Paul Morton, one of the project leaders, will be talking about the history of the Osprey, it’s background here in Dorset and the project they’re carrying out to bring back breeding Osprey to Dorset once more.