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MERIN is Breeding in England!

Posted: Wednesday 7th July 2021 by Emyr MWT

BREAKING NEWS:

Look at these two.... These are Merin's first ever chicks, he's breeding in The Lake District, Cumbria!

He has two girls and they were ringed last week: Blue 460 and 461.

Two daughters

Merin (2015 bird) was first spotted back in in Denmark trying to breed (unsuccessfully) but is now happily breeding in England – on a natural, osprey-built nest.

 

Here's Merin airborne over his nest - many thanks to Ian Watts for the photo.

With Aeron and Tegid breeding in north Wales, this means that Monty and Glesni have now had FOUR birds return and successfully breed in THREE different countries. Clarach bred in Aberfoyle, Scotland and may still be there.

What a legacy.

A zillion thanks to Peter Davies who ringed Merin's chicks and sent us all this information. We are absolutely euphoric.

Family tree
Dyfi ecological nest totals:

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