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Three osprey chicks have finally hatched at a popular tourist attraction in the Lake District.
Just before Easter, the popular osprey couple arrived back at Bassenthwaite, laying three eggs in April.
The osprey chicks, which hatched on 18, 19 and 22 May, are doing well according to staff at the Lake District Osprey Project.
This is the fifth year that this particular pair of ospreys have successfully hatched chicks here at Bassenthwaite Lake. The female, known as ‘KL’ and her partner who is not ringed, are a successful pair and have captured the imaginations of the thousands of visitors who have come to see them over the last five years. I would encourage everyone, whether you are local or visiting the area, to come and see these magnificent birds this summer and get the latest updates on their fascinating story.”
Stranraer's RNLI volunteers have rescued a dog that was trapped beneath the town's pier.
They were called just after 5pm yesterday afternoon to help the frightened pet, called Storm, which was stuck on a set of steps below the pier.
The lifeboat was not needed, but two team members donned their drysuits, lifejackets and helmets, and descended the pier ladder to rescue the dog.
They managed to clip on its lead, and coax it into the water, where Storm swam with the volunteers back to the pier ladder and was reunited with its owners, who later took to Facebook to voice their gratitude.
Thank you so much for rescuing my dog!! It's good to know you were able to help. Thank you from Storm who is none the worse for his ordeal.
An exotic animal is settling into her new home at the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis in south Cumbria:
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Police are appealing for witnesses, after the manes of two horses were cut in Workington.
The incident happened between 5pm and 7:30pm on Tuesday 2 May.
The piebald horses were grazing in a field near to the Thomas Armstrong concrete plant on Derwent Howe, when their manes were cut.
Anyone with information should contact Cumbria Police on 101.
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Police in Dumfries and Galloway "quacked" an unusual case this weekend.
Community officers found a group of ducklings, with their confused mother, in Dumfries town centre.
They were able to round them up and return them safely to the water, and posted the story on their Facebook page to raise awareness of the extra work police officers carry out in their communities.
Three osprey eggs have been spotted at a popular tourist attraction in the Lake District.
Just before Easter, Bassenthwaite Lake's regular osprey couple returned.
Members of the Lake District Osprey Project have now confirmed that a hat-trick of eggs, laid over a week, are being looked after by both parents.
We’re so eggs-cited that KL and her partner have three eggs in the nest.
This is the fifth year that these particular ospreys have returned to Bassenthwaite and they’ve had 15 eggs in that time, so they are a very successful pair.
The osprey viewpoint can be found at Dodd Wood every day from 10am to 5pm until the end of August.
At nearby Whinlatter Visitor Centre visitors can also watch live nest cam images on flat screen televisions, between 10am and 5pm.
Chickens and other farmed birds will be allowed outside from today, as bird flu restrictions are lifted.
The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has downgraded of risk of wild birds spreading avian flu.
There were more than a thousand outbreaks across Europe this winter, but the UK's chief veterinary officer says the danger of cross contamination has subsided.
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