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Last Updated: Monday, 11 April, 2005, 05:12 GMT 06:12 UK
Viewing point for famous ospreys
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The ospreys are reunited after a new male is evicted from the nest
The public will be able to follow the latest developments in the Bassenthwaite Lake osprey saga with the opening of a new viewing point.

A pair of ospreys set up home in Wythop Wood in 2001 - the first to nest in the Lake District for at least 150 years, and have since raised five chicks.

At the start of April, the male ousted a younger rival from the nest, quashing rumours of an avian love triangle.

The viewing point is in the Forestry Commission's Dodd Wood near Keswick.

A showdown was on the cards when the female returned from a winter in Africa, only to find a new younger male in the nest.

As the new osprey tried to impress the female, her partner flew in and appears to have won the heart of his bird.

The new male bird was born in Scotland and in July 2001 he was in the Midlands as part of a project to translocate ospreys back to England.

Visitors who travel to see the ospreys contribute around 2m to the Cumbrian economy each year.




SEE ALSO:
Feathered rival leaves love nest
08 Apr 05 |  Cumbria
New male moves in on female bird
06 Apr 05 |  Cumbria


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