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How to lure ospreys to a new nest site

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Conservationists are trying to attract rare ospreys to new nesting sites in southern England using polystyrene models.

They are also using fake nests to encourage the migrating birds to swap their Scotland home for new habitats in Dorset.

Ospreys became extinct in the UK for four decades before returning to breed, mainly in Scotland, in the 1950s.

Tim Muffett reports.

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