Mark Avery carries a short piece today about the translocation of ospreys from Scotland to Poole Harbour, part of the Solent estuaries system on the English south coast. Given that ospreys fly through the area in some numbers during their spring and autumn migrations, and a few hang around in summer, why do we need to re-introduce them? I gather that they are site-faithful, so birds passing through to or from the north are unlikely to stop short to nest on the south coast. And the few hanging around in summer are not yet ready to nest, or just can’t be bothered. So, on balance, I’m all in favour of this project. White-tailed eagles next?