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Time for a spring clean!

Thursday 18th January 2018

Photo Stewart Abbott

Time for a spring clean! Sam Willis a reserves officer for Derbyshire Wildlife Trust knows the best way to do it without droning on! Sam and her volunteer team, Mike Walsh, Anne Hufton, Stewart Abbott and Ian Weatherley have been putting up nesting platforms. Encouraging ospreys to breed in Derbyshire for the first time in 400 years.

Sam Willis a reserves officer for Derbyshire Wildlife Trust knows the best way to do it without droning on!

Sam and her volunteer team, Mike Walsh, Anne Hufton, Stewart Abbott and Ian Weatherley have been putting up nesting platforms. Encouraging ospreys to breed in Derbyshire for the first time in 400 years.
They been checking to see if they are in need of some refurbishment – you could call it an early spring clean. Instead of setting up ladders and filling in risk assessment forms to be able to see in to the nests they ingenuously used a drone camera to look inside the very high nests.
Derbyshire Wildlife Trust are working with their partners on this exciting project to bring ospreys back to the Derbyshire, Trent Valley and beyond.
Ospreys are migratory birds of prey which travel to Britain in spring to breed before returning to Africa during the winter period.
Derbyshire Wildlife Trust have been installing nest platforms at several sites in the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Trent Valley and are hoping to extend the project into Staffordshire.
If you would like to be a part of this very exciting project or just want to know more about the valuable work Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and how you can help do have a look at their website http://www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/ or give them a ring they are always very happy to talk Tel 01773 881 118