Desperately seeking blue rings

Blue Osprey rings

Osprey migration is starting, with the first birds flying across Switzerland. Some have even already arrived to their nests, for example in Scotland, England, Germany or France. Yesterday, one of the first to be recorded in Switzerland flew over our release site at Bellechasse. Although most likely a migrant, one never knows!

Blue Ring Swiss OspreyWhich is why we’re asking all observers to please tell us if they see an Osprey with a blue ring on its right leg, in Switzerland or the surrounding region, either at or here (noting the time of observation). While it is still too early to hope for a pair to nest this year, we are ready to help any bird showing an interest in a potential territory by rapidly building a platform if needed.

So off to your binoculars and telescopes, and good luck!