Montgomeryshire Ospreys to be Satellite-Tracked
A trio of osprey chicks born in a nature reserve in Powys, Wales, have been fitted with satellite trackers in order that their movements might be followed by the staff of the Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust’s Dyfi Osprey Project. The birds have also been ringed and sexed, staff now knowing that they have two male birds of prey and one female. Their movements will be tracked as they make their annual migration to Africa, a 3600-mile journey that they are expected to make in September.
The birds are thought to be the first ospreys bred in the Dyfi Valley for over 400 years. Their nest is man-made, built on top of a 50ft (15m) telegraph pole; such is their popularity that when born two years ago they attracted around 25,000 visitors.