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Last Updated: Wednesday, 1 August 2007, 14:41 GMT 15:41 UK
Cumbrian osprey spotted in Norway
Osprey green 5S
The two-year-old osprey has been living in Norway
One of Cumbria's famous ospreys has turned up safe and well in Norway two years after flying the nest.

The bird, called Green 5S after its leg tag, was spotted by Bjorn Einrem near his home in Rogaland, western Norway.

He photographed it, saw the ring on its leg and eventually traced it to the Lake District Osprey Project.

The female was born in 2004, and was the fifth chick to be reared by the ospreys, which began breeding near Bassenthwaite Lake in 2001.

It is the first time there has been definite news of any of the young ospreys that have flown from the nest.

Pete Davies, of the Lake District Osprey Project, said: "This is very exciting news and we are delighted to know that one of the young ospreys has made it to adulthood and has returned to northern Europe.

Every spring

"We're obviously a bit disappointed that Green 5S didn't come back to the Lake District but hopefully it's only a matter of time before one of the other chicks returns to its birthplace."

Visitors have been flocking to the site since 2001 when a pair of ospreys nested in the Lakes for the first time in at least 150 years.

The same pair of ospreys, Fish King and his female partner GreenXS, had returned to the lake every spring - raising 10 chicks.

But earlier this year Fish King found romance with a new mate after his long-term partner failed to return from Africa.

The project is a partnership between the Forestry Commission, Lake District National Park Authority and the RSPB.


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