Apr 22nd by Ian under Bird Watching


Male returned 9th April and I watched a lonely Osprey waiting on the return of it's mate, I don't think she came as of the 21/22 April the female now in place has no leg rings. I say that without being 100% sure as the light and the leg exposure have to be right. But who cares? there is yet another pair of Ospreys at this traditional site (more than 10 years) I thought I was watching the lonely male on the nest site when an Osprey flew in with large trout and tried to perch and eat his share on a fence post, it was unstable, and he flew off too unseen areas where he perched to feed. The female ( the so called lonely one I was watching) wasn't calling "feed me" and I waited almost an hour before he appeared with fish and they both chased off a buzzard, I could hear the buzzard calling but could not see it. The male Osprey clearly was not finished eating as he tried to feed on the nest perch, after the buzzard chase,  but was unhappy as he took his now well eaten fish to a fence post where I can confirm he got tucked in to what remained. I did not see a fish hand over but the bit that remained was just less than half, clearly he had not read he should eat the head and hand it over!

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