Ospreys reintroduced to Poole harbour.

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Three of the Osprey chicks in their new environment.<br />
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Conservationists have placed eight osprey chicks into a harbour setting in a bid to re-colonise the endangered bird of prey to southern England.<br />
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The young birds have been taken from nests in northern Scotland, where there are now sustainable populations of them, and transported 500 miles south to Poole Harbour in Dorset.<br />
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They will live in pens until to can fly and explore the harbour which has a rich diet of fish for them.<br />
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It is expected they will remain on the south coast for five weeks before they begin their long migration to West Africa where they overwinter.<br />
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Experts hope that when the young ospreys return from Africa to the UK next spring they won't think about flying north and will stop in Poole.