Tag: Ospreys

Well I was out observing on the 11/7/10 but the gale force winds restricted the young Ospreys. So on the 13/7/10¬† I was on station at 5.55 am and as I thought the young Ospreys could fly, well two could the third remained nest bound. The female was on lookout, the male was off fishing? and one off the juvs took off, flew around, and just disappeared for the remaining 40 mins I was there. I suspect he/she was nearby and waiting for the fish delivery. It is frustrating getting these visual jigsaw pieces, it has taken me years to…

Apr 18th by Ian under Bird Watching

On the 17th April went along and the often Osprey domestic scene unfolded, him on a nearby branch and her on the nest. And ten minutes later ? same scene. So I moved and after much panning around with the telescope spotted a female Marsh harrier, about 3 km away, it was windy and the bird was doing that harrier "lapwing" flight and like a lot of birds can do merged into the background and disappeared. I panned around for another half an hour trying to get the male, but that was my harrier moment, gone but welcome. Also welcome…

Apr 3rd by Ian under Bird Watching

After watching a wet F1 qualifying, I went to see if "my" Ospreys were back. They were, well one was, one on the nest and looking all around, alert, I imagined she / he¬† was looking around for the return of the mate from west Africa. Happened the Osprey was a she, and she was waiting for the return of the male with fish. He did, a paltry quarter of a once large rainbow trout, and she had to call call call, but still he only relinquished the small portion when she ducked her head under him…

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…

Apr 4th by Ian under Bird Watching

How satisfying can it be to have fieldfares chuckling in the background while you are watching newly returned Ospreys? I have a site I have regularly watched for 4/5 years and from that choice of time you should be able to tell I'm not a note taker with observations. I should be, but I'm not, I take the pleasure from being there not from the formal note taking from observation. Cognitive indolence. Last week the 28th March I thought "my" Ospreys would have returned, no sign, this week 4th April both are there and attempting to copulate, I say attempting…
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