Apr 11th by Ian under Bird Watching

Fresh fish

Fresh fish

How's this for breakfast? 7.35 am Saturday 11 April, male could not keep the fish steady on a branch near the nest and flapped onto the nest for a stable platform. The female considered this was a passover of food and got off the nest. No deal says he and just about falls from the nest to the post where I took this picture. I have seen him use these posts in high winds, this morning was not really windy. Had a good look at other pics I took and could see the ring on his left leg that I was looking for, no chance of reading it at this range, about 2 Km away, but it does now appear that the male is the usual one. Osprey ate round the head till it fell off, when Carrion crows took an increased interest. Fed for many minutes then stopped and just stood there for 20/30 minutes, she was not calling for food, not that I would have heard, sometimes I can, but I was watching her beak, she was stick tidying. I would guess by now she has at least one egg. No wonder Ospreys can site for hours doing nowt, that fish (a rainbow?) must be 5 Kg, some scoff, fishing done for the day? Also had my first swallow skimming over the field between me and the osprey.

2 Responses to “Big breakfast”

  1. April 12, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    The fish looks as big as the osprey.

  2. April 12, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    I still have no swallows, but i saw my first wheatear today, and still no nut hatch at pollok park.I shall persevere.

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