Two platforms have been repaired in a perfect nesting location for the ospreys who haven’t made Derbyshire their home for over 400 years. In previous years, we have seen the birds regularly fly over the county throughout spring and summer and with them returning to the UK this April from their winter migration in Africa, we hope that 2019 is the year they make Derbyshire their home.
The repaired platforms were based in Carsington, with there being several sites across Derbyshire with osprey platforms in place. It is important to offer multiple nesting spots for ospreys as they are more likely to stay in an area if they think there are already ospreys present and there is enough choice for them to choose their suitable home. In this instance, one of the repaired platforms was on a pole and the other in a tree.