Optimism for Osprey breeding attempt in Norfolk this summer


Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT) has said it is hopeful that Osprey will breed in the county this summer for the first time in 250 years.

Regular sightings have been made of a male at Ranworth Broad near Norwich. A pair was present for most of last summer and a roosting platform was created. The male recently returned and has been showing interest in the nest site, NWT revealed.

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Adam Pimble, from the NWT, said: "We would usually expect a female to arrive around four weeks after the male, so the next few weeks are going to be nail-biting waiting to see if she arrives.

"Sadly there is no guarantee, as habitat destruction, pollution and continuing persecution makes migrating a perilous affair. With some luck and lots of hope, who knows, we may be celebrating another conservation success story for Norfolk."