Updates on SPRINGWATCH 2012 favourites
Quite a few of you have been asking what happened to the animals we were following earlier this year on Springwatch. Here's a quick update on just a few of them.
The Bath peregrines
The breeding pair produced two chicks, one male and one female. Sadly only the female survived fledging. She is still in the area and local experts are hoping she might breed next year.
Essex fox family.
The eleven cubs dispersed at the end of the summer. Though no one knows for sure what has become on them, three foxes are still visiting the garden and investigating the den site and keeping it clean.
Dyfi Osprey chick
The Dyfi ospreys had three chicks but two chicks died in the rain. One male chick called Ceulan survived. He was satellite tagged and then migrated flying 3000 miles south to Senegal in West Africa in record time. Now he is feeding off fish in a tributary of the Senegal River and nearby irrigation ditches.
Sadly the kingfisher’s first brood were killed, washed out. But there were signs that the pair produced a second brood though unfortunately Charlie Hamilton Jones wasn’t able to follow their progress.
Ynis Edwin Barn Owls
There were 4 barn owl chicks and they all fledged successfully and dispersed. However the parent birds did not produce a second brood this year, possibly due to the bad weather.